Former Wirecard Chief Operating Officer Jan Marsalek contacted a Munich court docket by means of his lawyer, the primary signal of life after the Austrian-born executive disappeared three years ago through the dramatic collapse of the German funds firm.
The Munich district court docket acquired a letter written by Marsalek’s lawyer, a spokesperson for the establishment mentioned Tuesday, declining to touch upon particulars.
Marsalek has been one of many key figures behind Wirecard’s spectacular rise to certainly one of Germany’s Most worthy corporations earlier than its implosion in June 2020. At the time, Wirecard admitted that €1.9 billion ($2.1 billion) it had reported as property in all probability by no means existed. Marsalek fled when the scandal broke and is believed to be hiding in Russia or Belarus. He’s on Interpol’s most wished checklist and a Munich trial towards him and different suspects continues.
WirtschaftsWoche first reported on the letter. Marsalek in it’s rejecting claims that Wirecard’s third-party enterprise didn’t exist and accused one of many key witnesses within the ongoing fraud trial of getting lied a number of occasions, the German enterprise weekly experiences.