Article: German regulator files complaint on alleged Wirecard manipulation

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German regulator files complaint on alleged Wirecard manipulation

BaFin targets two FT journalists and several short-sellers after reports hit payments group’s share price

Olaf Storbeck

Financial Times, 16 April 2019

The German financial watchdog has filed a criminal complaint against two Financial Times journalists and several short sellers, accusing them of potential market manipulation over reports about suspected accounting irregularities at payments processor Wirecard.

A person familiar with the matter said that two FT journalists were subjects of the complaint as well as about 10 short-sellers. The criminal complaint was first reported by German news magazine Der Spiegel on Tuesday.

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