A popular story (especially on the more left-leaning sites (e.g. "Iceland has jailed 26 bankers, why won't we?", "Iceland Has Jailed 29 Bankers. Why Can’t the UK and US Do the Same?", or "Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals") is that Iceland is pretty unique in having prosecuted and convicted the many of its bankers after the 2008 financial crisis.
But is that really a correct picture when one considers the large Icelandic banks that failed? The total number of bankers convicted (two dozen or so) may be [somewhat] impressive, and they certainly include the leadership of one large bank namely Kaupthing where the CEO, chairman of the board, and a majority shareholder were all convicted, basically for trying to prop up the bank's image with a fake sale to a Qatari investor (fake because the sale was actually paid for with a loan take from Kaupthing itself.) This already raises a question of how generalizable this conviction/prosecution was going to be to the other Icelandic banks that failed; although they may have had similar financing woes, it's not clear at all they fit the same (convictable) pattern of failed "resurrection" attempts.
As far as I could find out however, some other major Icelandic banks, although they had to be nationalized, "taken control of", etc., did not have their leadership convicted (or even prosecuted as far as I can tell). These include Glitnir and Landsbanki. Now it's possible my sampling is biased, so is there a breakdown of Icelanding bankers who were convicted by the bank they were from, in which the size/importance of this bank is outlined (e.g. capitalization, employees etc.)? Furthermore, were these other guys convicted high-up in the hierarchy at those banks?
Another way to ask this is: are the other convictions of bankers in Iceland merely padding up the stats with small fries? (Even in the US there were hundreds convicted for misusing bailout money. A top banker was also convicted in Ireland, namely the CEO of the Anglo Irish Bank, for a dubious & large transaction in the crisis aftermath, again to inflate the bank's balance sheet.) So basically I'm trying to figure out if some part of the media is selling an Iceland myth, but please dont' asnwer that wtih yes or no; I just want the more objective stats from the highlighted question.