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Prime minister guilty over banking crisis

Published 24/04/2012

Iceland's former prime minister Geir Haarde has been convicted of one charge related to the nation's banking crisis but cleared of four others.

The special court trying him said he will not face punishment, and the state will pay for his defence. Mr Haarde, who led the government from 2006 to 2009, was the first government leader anywhere to face criminal prosecution because of the global banking crisis.

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