Wirecard’s recently indicted former Director of Operations, Jan Marsalek, may have had ties to Russian intelligence services. He also allegedly had secret Ethereum Code documents about the use of a Russian chemical weapon in the UK.
According to the Financial Times, the former Wirecard executive boasted of his ties to the intelligence services in an effort to further integrate with London traders.
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The recovered documents contain specific data on the formula of the world’s deadliest nerve agent, known as Novichok. The chemical weapon was used in the poisoning of a former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Julia, on March 4, 2018.
Germany on the hunt for Marsalek
The UK military experts do not believe that the leaked documents originated from the member states of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Western Europe. Nor do they believe that they came from the United States, due to their restricted circulation which is limited to OPCW member states.
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German authorities are trying to ascertain Marsalek’s whereabouts. The former executive resigned from Wirecard in June after authorities discovered a $2.1 billion deficit on the firm’s books.
Wirecard’s former CEO, Markus Braun, was arrested by Munich police on June 23 after he was accused of misrepresenting the company’s balances.
The Financial Times also reported that Wirecard’s former chief operating officer entered the Philippines through Manila in June, before traveling to China from Cebu, according to Philippine immigration records.
However, Philippine Attorney General Menardo Guevarra said
„CCTV footage does not show him arriving here, and there is no record of any flight to China scheduled for the morning of June 24 from Cebu.