According to German media reports, a former member of the Wirecard board of directors, wanted by law enforcement agencies in connection with a shortage of more than $ 2.1 billion, is in Russia and is hiding under the secret service.
According to the publication of the German edition of the Handelsblatt, a former member of the issuer’s board of directors kriptovalyutnyh cards Wirecard Jan Marsalek (Jan Marsalek) is currently located in the west of Moscow, under the supervision of the Russian secret service, the GRU controlled.
Handelsblatt cites judges, diplomats and business people as a source of information. Marsalek also reportedly sent a large amount of BTC to Russia from Dubai, where Wirecard provided “questionable” services.
Another German media outlet, Der Spiegel, reported that initially Marsalek tried to hide in Belarus. However, due to the efforts of the GRU and due to the tense political situation, the former member of the Wirecard board of directors ended up in Russia. Handelsblatt suggests that there was a prior connection between Marsalek and the GRU, and that he was a secret agent.
Later, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin did not know anything about Jan Marsalek’s move to Russia.
Recall that in mid-June, audit firm Ernst & Young discovered a shortage of more than $ 2 billion in Wirecard, which issued cryptocurrency debit cards for Hong Kong firms Crypto.com and TenX. Shortly thereafter, the former CEO of the company was detained on suspicion of distorting the company’s balance sheet and earnings in order to make it more attractive to investors and clients.
At the end of June, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suspended Wirecard Card Solutions. After that, Crypto.com cards stopped working, but soon the regulator lifted the restrictions.