So WikiLeaks today publishes Kaupthing’s claim book in its entirety, all 28,167 claims and 520 pages of it.
To quote WikiLeaks:
This document contains a list of 28167 claims, totally 40 billion euro, lodged against the failed Icelandic bank Kaupthing Bank hf. The document is important because it reveals billions in cash, bonds and other property held with Kaupthing by wealthy investors and asset hiders from around the world, including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanly, Exista, Barclays, Commerzbank AG and a vast number of others.
And a little further down, in the report itself:
This list of lodged claims is confidential and exclusively for the use of those parties who have lodged claims against Kaupthing Bank hf.
And speaking of leaks, remember that classified Icesave document that was leaked from the US Embassy?
Apparently the US State Department considers the leak “very serious” and has launched an investigation into the affair. Apparently leaks of this sort are highly unusual and Embassy folks are baffled as to which US official would risk his or her career to leak the document. Whoever is responsible would have taken the trouble to scan in the report and send it to WikiLeaks. If found, the culprit will in the best case scenario have his or her security access revoked, which is equivalent to being fired. In the worst case, the offence will warrant a prison sentence.
Wery wery mysterious my dear Watson!