The arrest of a German: Wirecard also in the crosshairs of U.S. investigators

The insolvent German financial services provider Wirecard is a media report to the attention of American investigators. According to a report by the "Wall Stre

The arrest of a German: Wirecard also in the crosshairs of U.S. investigators

The insolvent German financial services provider Wirecard is a media report to the attention of American investigators. According to a report by the "Wall Street Journal" dated Wednesday, the justice shall examine in the United States, whether Wirecard fraud in an alleged multi-million dollar Bank around a Website for the sale of marijuana is involved. Because of the If was taken in America by a German firm and accused.

The German Ruben W. to have deceived according to the prosecution, together with another businessman American banks for Debit and credit card payments of more than $ 100 million for the purchase of marijuana-handle products. They had built this with the help of payment service providers, a complex network of shell companies, false websites, and Offshore accounts.

This had been concealed, that the customers order, in reality, online marijuana and pay, write the office of the attorney General of Manhattan, in the indictment, present to the AFP news Agency. The background is that many banks refuse to in America payment transactions on the purchase of marijuana, although the drug has been legalized in numerous States.

lawyers deny charges of Bank fraud

The "Wall Street Journal" reported now, citing well-informed circles that the American judicial check if Wirecard have been involved in the fraud scheme – both as a payment processor as well as an Offshore commercial Bank. Also a possible involvement of Wirecard managers would be considered. The paper emphasizes at the same time, the Name of Wirecard show up in any publicly available judicial document related to the case.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 21:19

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