Another raid on Wirecard in Germany and Austria


The public prosecutor’s office in Munich I searches today, according to the Süddeutscher Zeitung “Wirecard’s business premises. A total of twelve prosecutors, 33 police officers and numerous IT specialists comb through five buildings. Three of them are located in Munich and the surrounding area, including the company headquarters in Aschheim, and two more in Austria. She is targeting” (former) managers the Wirecard “was taken, as the public prosecutor announced on Monday. Specifically, it is about the allegation of market manipulation and that possibly false information was given.”

Markus Braun’s residence in Vienna-Hietzing is also searched. Braun owns a property on Gloriettgasse, which has been subject to a 30 million euro lien from the Oldenburgische Landesbank since May 14, 2020. His MB BeteiligungsmbH owns four real estate shares in Vienna-Lainz. These properties are also encumbered with a mortgage lien of 30 million euros from the Oldenburgische Landesbank. Braun also owns a house in Kitzbühel, which he acquired in 2013 for 11.7 million euros. This property with 1,161 square meters of floor space on the Unterbrunnenweg is also subject to a lien (30 million euros) from the Oldenburgische Landesbank.

It is important to know that Braun and its German MB BeteiligungsgmbH concluded a deposit order agreement on May 14, 2020 with the Oldenburgische Landesbank for a loan of EUR 120 million. It is currently unclear whether this is a new loan or new collateral for existing loan commitments.

Meanwhile, Braun’s lawyer is loud Süddeutscher Zeitung full cooperation announced to the authorities. The ex-Wirecard boss is at large on bail in the amount of five million euros. Ex-board member Jan Marsalek is said to be on the run, he is said to be in Asia. Marsalek is being searched by warrant.

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