DOJ orders probe on Wirecard scandal
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the investigation on the irregularities of the German payment processor and financial service provider Wirecard.
“Upon consultation with the BSP governor, I have directed the NBI to investigate certain individuals who are reportedly involved in the WIRECARD case in Germany,” DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
Guevarra added that the NBI will coordinate with the Anti-Money Laundering Council in the “initial phase” of the probe.
Around 1.9 billion euros or USD 2.1 billion went missing from Wirecard which were allegedly deposited in six accounts of BPI and BDO Unibank. The two banks have already denied the allegation and clarified that Wirecard is not their client.
“As to Jan Marsalek, COO of Wirecard, our BI records show that he arrived in the Philippines on March 3, 2020 and departed on March 5, 2020,” Guevarra disclosed.
“There are some indications that he may have returned recently and may still be here. I have ordered the BI to conduct an immediate investigation,” he added.— Source: ptvnews.ph/