Sigur Rós tax case verdict appealed

09.06.2021 - 09:57
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 Mynd: Freyr Gígja - RÚV
The district prosecutor in Reykjavík has decided to appeal the outcome of the court case against bandmembers in Sigur Rós. Reykjavík District Court recently acquitted all the musicians following a long tax evasion case.

At the same time, lead singer Jón Þór Birgisson (Jónsi) was also acquitted of tax evasion charges connected to his company, Frakkur. In that case, he was separately accused of tax fraud amounting to 190 million krónur. 

All bandmates denied the charges and called for them to be thrown out, because they had already paid 76 million krónur in fees. 

Bjarnfreður Ólafsson, the lawyer working for Sigur Rós, confirmed the prosecutor’s appeal with RÚV but had little more to say; other than it clearly being a disappointment. The case will just carry on progressing, and will have its day in court in due course—probably this coming winter, he said. 

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