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The Bizarre Life of Jan Marsalek, the Number 2 at Wirecard – Eating Sushi from a naked woman’s body

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The name Jan Marsalek now stands for one of the largest economic scandals in Germany. With Wirecard AG, he managed to deceive all authorities for years and to accumulate considerable assets.

But who is behind this apparently grandiose manipulator, who is ONE OF the Faces behind the Wirecard fraud?

As always polite and sometimes charming with its light Viennese dialect, acquaintances Marsalek described here on IsaanLive.

But there is said to be more to this bourgeois facade and an acquaintance describes Marsalek to the newspaper as “one of the most ripped-off guys I’ve ever seen”. It was probably this rip-off that gave him an unprecedented career. At the age of 30, he was promoted to Wirecard’s Board of Directors – without studying and even without a high school diploma. 

Systematic fraud

He systematically made the company appear much larger and more powerful than it actually was. However, Marsalek as a person always remained out of the public eye and did not show up at press conferences. Even within the company, he was a mystery: “He was the type who always closed his notebook when you got too close,” a manager told the ” FAZ “.

As the “SZ” reports further, a bizarre private life is said to have hidden behind the secretiveness of Marsalek. He allegedly created and distributed “enemy” diagrams and celebrated extravagant parties. There is talk of champagne bills in cash worth several hundred thousand Euros and sushi served on a woman’s naked body.
At the same time, the ex-Wirecard board is said to have been constantly put money in his own pockets. Acquaintances estimate that he amassed a three-digit million fortune and also made close contacts that could help him in his current situation.
An international arrest warrant has now been issued against Marsalek and the Wirecard fraud has been exposed, among other things, market manipulation with falsification of the balance sheet.

Escape to China?

While the former Wirecard boss Markus Braun has already turned himself in to the German authorities, his right hand has disappeared. He said that he would not face the judiciary from his l

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The data, which should document the entry and exit of the former board member Jan Marsalek at the end of June, have been falsified, said the Philippine Justice Minister Menardo Guevarra on Saturday. This resulted in an examination of the recordings of surveillance cameras, passenger lists and other material.

“The immigration officials who made these fictitious entries have been released from their duties and are now facing administrative penalties,” Guevarra said, without quoting the exact number of employees and he ordered further investigations into the case.

So was the supposed trip to Asia just a “possible diversion” to cover up the actual escape? Marsalek could be gone for a long time as he has the money, the contacts – and, as is well known, no scruples.

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Holvi Mastercard temporarily suspended due to Wirecard insolvency

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Holvi Mastercard has been temporarily suspended due to recent events in connection with the insolvency of Wirecard AG

How did this happen?

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suspended service for Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd (WDCS) earlier today. WDCS is a subsidiary of Wirecard AG and issues the Holvi Business Mastercard. This decision was taken by the FCA without any prior notice.

What does this mean for you?

All other functions of your Holvi account are still fully available. You can still invoice, receive and transfer funds. Please be assured that all Holvi customer accounts and funds remain safe, secure and accessible at all times – no Holvi accounts have been impacted by this event. This is because all Holvi customer funds are segregated and held in separate accounts in European banks in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the UK and France.

No customer funds are held by Wirecard AG. Your money and Holvi account are safe.

Your trust is our top priority. We’re actively working on a solution and will continue to update as soon as possible.

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Wirecard Board wants to continue Business in the UK and discussion are ongoing with the FCA

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The payment processor struggling to survive a balance sheet scandal Wirecard, continues to do business despite the application for bankruptcy. “The board is of the opinion that a continuation is in the best interest of the creditors,” said the Dax group on Saturday in Aschheim near Munich.

The management board made an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings for Wirecard AG last Thursday.

According to the company, the examination of whether insolvency proceedings will be opened continues.

The business operations of the group companies including the licensed units are currently being continued, it said. It is constantly checked whether bankruptcy applications for subsidiaries of the Wirecard Group must also be made. Group companies, with the exception of a small development branch, have currently not filed for bankruptcy.

The Wirecard Bank is currently not part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the payment transactions of the Wirecard Bank are not affected, the company emphasized. Payments to Wirecard Bank merchants would continue to be carried out without restrictions. They are also “in constant communication with the credit card organizations”.

Wirecard Card Solutions has interrupted business

Wirecard Card Solutions Limited, based in Newcastle, “has interrupted its business due to an order from the responsible Financial Conduct Authority,” it said. However, Wirecard hopes to be able to continue operations in the UK with its current global B2B clients.

Current B2B clients include Payoneer, Hovi, Curve.

Measures for this are discussed currently with both the UK and German authorities.

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Thousand’s of Payoneer Mastercard Holders still Affected by Wirecard UK and can’t Access their Funds in Pakistan Bangladesh & Balkan countries

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Many of Payoneer’s millions of Freelancers have their freelance work paid into the card account, which is easier to open than a bank account in countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Venezulea, Argentina and Balkan countries.

According to reports on Facebook, it is assumed that thousands’ of Payoneer Card holders are still unable to access their funds in Pakistan, Bangladesh and in Eastern European countries. Payoneer card holders within the European Union and certain countries outside the European Union face no restriction and AirBNB Host users are also able to withdraw funds, available on their cards.

Ring-fenced cash

Funds held by e-money firms like Wirecard are not guaranteed up to £85,000 as bank deposits are, although they are held in banks such as Barclays and will be safeguarded.

Payoneer has told customers: “Your funds are being held by Wirecard in a ring-fenced designated account with Barclays. This means in the event of Wirecard going bust you are protected.”

Even so, the FCA is anxious to make sure no money is siphoned off because of Wirecard’s collapse in Germany.

Christopher Woolard, the FCA’s interim chief executive, told the BBC’s Today programme the FCA had “imposed very strict conditions” on Wirecard’s UK subsidiary based in Newcastle, which had knock-on effects for about 70 payments firms, including some firms that operate out of the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Mr Woolard said the FCA had spent the last few days making sure money belonging to people in the UK and the European Union was now safeguarded in UK bank accounts with strict conditions.

The auditor of EB (Ernst & Young) signed of the full accounts made up to 31 December 2018 and according to the official Financial Statement, Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd held 465 million GBP in Customer Deposits.

WCSL has not filed the Financial Statement for 2019, but it is assumed that customer deposits of around 600 million GBP was frozen when the FCA suspended last week’s Wirecard operating in the United Kingdom.

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