According to German media, a former Wirecard Board member wanted by law enforcement agencies in connection with a shortfall of more than $2.1 billion is in Russia and is being sheltered by the secret service.
According to the publication of the German publication Handelsblatt, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Issuer of cryptocurrency cards Wirecard Jan Marsalek (Jan Marsalek) is currently in the West of Moscow under the supervision of the Russian secret service, controlled by the GRU.
Handelsblatt refers to judges, diplomats and business people as a source of information. It is also reported that Marsalek sent a large amount of BTC to Russia from Dubai, where Wirecard provided “dubious” services.
Another German media outlet, Der Spiegel, reported that Marsalek initially tried to hide in Belarus. However, due to the efforts of the GRU and the tense political situation, the former member of the Board of Directors of Wirecard got to Russia. Handelsblatt suggests that there was previously a connection between marsalek and the GRU, and that He was a secret agent.
Later, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not know anything about the move of Jan Marsalek to Russia.
Recall that in mid-June, the audit firm Ernst&Young found a shortage of more than $2 billion in Wirecard, which issued cryptocurrency debit cards for Hong Kong firms Crypto.com and TenX. Soon after, the company’s former CEO was arrested on suspicion of distorting the company’s balance sheet and revenue to make it more attractive to investors and customers.
At the end of June, the UK financial Supervisory Authority (FCA) suspended Wirecard Card Solutions. After that, the cards Crypto.com they stopped working, but soon the regulator lifted the restrictions.