The Wirecard file: All the background to the scandal

Wirecard collapsed in June 2020. The Handelsblatt has the way of the financial service provider from the star of the German financial industry to one of the largest investigative fraud cases in history accompanied.

on this special page we want you the most important articles in our Wirecard reporting present.

Read the detailed reconstruction of the last 48 hours before the collapse of the group.

Find out from the documents and insider reports evaluated by our investigative department, what role CEO Markus Braun played in fraud and which Secrets private messages from COO and ex-Asia director Jan Marsalek reveal.

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Also read the long one secret report by Martin Wambach and his team of special auditors about the work of Auditing company EY in the case of Wirecard and much more.

CONTENTS:

After his secret report was published: Wirecard special auditor Martin Wambach is now speaking
In his first interview, Martin Wambach talks about the work of EY – and the consequences for the auditing industry.

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Protocol of failure: Handelsblatt publishes secret report on the work of the EY auditors
A report on EY’s work at Wirecard was stamped secret by the Bundestag. The Handelsblatt discloses the explosive document.

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With love from Arabia: will a rental transfer lead investigators to Jan Marsalek?
The authorities have been looking for the fugitive Wirecard manager for more than a year. There is now a trail leading to the United Arab Emirates.

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Real estate, art, shares – the mysterious fortune of Markus Braun
The longtime head of Wirecard has amassed enormous possessions. The public prosecutor’s office and private creditors are very interested in this.

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“Our friend Dimitry”: How Jan Marsalek helped a Ukrainian oligarch in need
Despite internal warnings about money laundering, Wirecard set up accounts for Dimitry Firtasch. The billionaire also plays a role in the Ukraine affair over Donald Trump.

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Whistleblower: The new life of Wirecard informant Pav Gill
Pav Gill initiated the investigation of the Wirecard affair with internal documents from the Asian Wirecard branch.

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Log of the downfall: Wirecard’s last 48 hours
Wirecard collapsed about a year ago. Unbelievable scenes took place inside the scandal group. The Handelsblatt has reconstructed the hours before the sinking.

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Tuk Tuk and Truffle: Insights into the luxurious life of Jan Marsalek before the Wirecard went off
The former Wirecard board member is one of the most wanted men in the world. The Handelsblatt has photos that document his luxurious life before he fled.

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Wirecards “Mr. Teflon “- How ex-CFO Burkhard Ley steered the finance department
Some described the former Wirecard CFO as rock-solid. Ley left traces exactly where the public prosecutor suspects the center of the scandal.

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How the Marsalek confidante Henry O’Sullivan became “Corinna Müller”
The Briton Henry O’Sullivan is regarded as the dazzling puller of many Wirecard deals and confidante of Jan Marsalek. Internal emails show how great his influence was in the company.

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Inside Wirecard: The two faces of Markus Braun
Markus Braun was at the helm of Wirecard for almost 20 years. His lawyers paint the picture of a betrayed visionary. But companions tell a different story.

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Ex-Wirecard boss James Freis in an interview: “After an hour it was clear to me that it was fraud”
The last Wirecard boss criticized his predecessor Markus Braun sharply. The fact that he and the EY auditors should not have noticed the alleged fraud in the billions is “difficult to imagine”.

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Jan Marsalek and the coup of the century
In the five years before the collapse of Wirecard, enormous sums of money flowed from the group. Former board member Jan Marsalek directed a group of business people around the globe. A reconstruction.

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Wirecard crash: Jan Marsalek’s secret chat logs
The Handelsblatt has Marsalek’s text messages from the summer of 2020. They reveal a new perspective on Wirecard’s crash – and possible escape routes.

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