Wirecards Chief Operating Officer, Jan Marsalek is said to have used Bitcoin (BTC) to transfer funds from Dubai to Russia.
Russian media company Kommersant reported on July 20 Marsalek is hiding in Russia with money that he could transfer there with the cryptocurrency.
According to the messageMarsalek is currently in a private house near Moscow under the supervision of Russian special services.
Documents leaked earlier this month also suggest this Marsalek had connections to Russian government operators. According to a recent report He allegedly had secret documents and bragged about his connections to the secret services to further integrate with London merchants.
Wirecard lacks over $ 2 billion
The Marsalek scandal started in late June when Big Four EY’s auditors were unable to confirm that the Wirecards books contained more than $ 2.1 billion in cash.
Marsalek appears to have disappeared after an alleged trip to the Philippines last month to look for the missing funds. However, Some suggested that the Russian Federal Security Service might have helped him to forge documents that show that he entered the Philippines.
The news of the lack of funds prompted Wirecard to file for bankruptcy and they promoted the arrest of the company’s CEO, Markus Braun, in Germany.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, Wirecard managed many of the top cryptocurrency debit cards, and its decline was seen as a potential blow to the crypto community. Affected crypto cards are those issued by companies like Crypto.com and TenX.
Even so, Shortly after the initial suspension, European crypto cards managed by Wirecard were reactivated after approval by the British Financial Conduct Authority.
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