Article: Wirecard’s Former Billionaire CEO Markus Braun Arrested Over Allegations Of Fraud

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Wirecard’s Former Billionaire CEO Markus Braun Arrested Over Allegations Of Fraud

Jack Kelly,  23 July 2020

On Monday, I reported that Markus Braun, the billionaire CEO of online payments company Wirecard, faced serious allegations over the company’s rapid growth and questionable business practices. Specifically, regulators and investors were concerned over claims that the FinTech company purported to have $2 billion dollars in a couple of Philippine banks. Investigations conducted by an outside auditor revealed that the money wasn’t there and possibly never existed. Continue reading “Article: Wirecard’s Former Billionaire CEO Markus Braun Arrested Over Allegations Of Fraud”

Article: Fraud allegations put Wirecard’s shy billionaire CEO Markus Braun in the spotlight

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Fraud allegations put Wirecard’s shy billionaire CEO Markus Braun in the spotlight

Straits Times (Singapore), 7 February 2019

The 49-year-old Austrian computer scientist has spent more than a decade fighting off critics whose whispering campaign burst into the headlines again last week. A Financial Times report of suspect transactions in Asia sent the company’s shares plummeting.

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Comment: WireCard appears to be under attack by naked short sellers aided by corrupt journalists who, if properly iinvestigated, would in all likehood be found to have received substantial financial incentives for trashing the company. Dan McCrum at Financial Times is the “journalist” under investigation by German authorities. The bad guys most times have a [hired] whistleblower that alerts police and regulatory authorities. Once they have information sometimes legit, other times not or the naked short sellers then  blow the investigation all out of proportion. They set outto destroy the stock price with their band of criminal syndicates which includes the banks. They are often joined by law firms that maliciously file shareholder class lawsuit announcements to inspire fear in the marketplace — this is outright tortious interference and market manipulation.