Accounting scandals: Where is the former Wirecard Board, Jan Marsalek?

Jan Marsalek is gone. Against the without notice the termination of the management Board of Wirecard AG is a warrant of the Prosecutor's office in Munich is lo

Accounting scandals: Where is the former Wirecard Board, Jan Marsalek?

Jan Marsalek is gone. Against the without notice the termination of the management Board of Wirecard AG is a warrant of the Prosecutor's office in Munich is located. Whether the 40-year-old Austrian, the German judiciary would like to ask, in order to clarify the balance sheet scandal to contribute to, is currently more unlikely than ever. Because his whereabouts is not even known. He is in Asia submerged? Has to be said to the man, the good contacts in the intelligence scene, meanwhile, even a new identity?

Christoph Hein

Economics correspondent for South Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore.

F. A. Z.

Henning Peitsmeier

economic correspondent in Munich.

F. A. Z.

Everything seems to be possible in the case of the Manager, in which the threads ran together in the obscure business in Asia, the Munich-based payment processor operating with partner companies in emerging countries, and that was supposedly for a capacity of 1.9 billion Euro, which has given it, probably, but never in the balance sheet of the Dax group.

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While the former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun, the German law enforcement and against a Deposit of 5 million euros free again, has his long-time companion Marsalek other plans. He is not going to make the judiciary, reported on Monday the newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung", citing the parties involved in the Process, after the newspaper reported a week ago, Marsalek got his lawyer to tell you that he will come to Munich in order to be heard.

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Marsalek was in Munich a Phantom: Although he was for many years as an Organization officer (COO) for the supposedly so strong-growth and high-margin business in Asia, responsible, stayed out of he press conferences mostly. Marsalek, to have not graduated from high school and supposedly also a driving licence, some employees were in the group suspicious: "He was the guy who always folds his Notebook when he got close," says a Manager.

That Marsalek is still in Munich, seems to be excluded. Supposedly, he's supposed to be on Tuesday of last week on the Philippine island of Cebu entered. At least the papers of the authorities at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. However, the man with the short cropped hair is not visible on the Videos of the airport. Open is also where he came from – in Asia, and the Philippines, to Enter the country due to Corona in many countries almost impossible.

The Philippine justice Minister Menardo "Boy" Ilasco Guevarra pointed out that the Austrians have a Filipino spouse, and his entry to Corona-times would be approved. In addition, the government warned just before that Cebu City due to the strong rise in contagions, the new "Epi-center for Corona" was in the Philippines. The next Morning Marsalek should be traveled from Cebu to China, explained the Minister of justice. But again Marsalek is to be found on any of the Videos of the airport and there was no flight to China on the Wednesday. Guevarra spoke, therefore, of the "possible distractions" with which Marsalek, to conceal an escape. However, the Austrian is already on 3. March is actually short in the Philippines have been. Over two days, he stayed in a Hotel in the business district of Makati in Manila.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 12:20

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