德国议员将就大规模欺诈问题盘问Wirecard前老板

2020-11-19 15:23

German MPs to grill former Wirecard boss over massive fraud Enf世界播

德国议员将就大规模欺诈问题盘问Wirecard前老板Enf世界播


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Markus Braun is in pre-trial detention in the Bavarian city of Augsburg. Enf世界播

马库斯·布劳恩目前在巴伐利亚州奥格斯堡的审前拘留中Enf世界播


FRANKFURT (AFP) - Markus Braun, the former chief executive of disgraced payments giant Wirecard, will on Thursday (Nov 19) face a public grilling by German lawmakers over the massive accounting fraud that brought down his firm. Enf世界播

法兰克福(法新社)--周四(11月19日),声名狼藉的支付巨头Wirecard的前首席执行官马库斯·布劳恩(Markus Braun)将因导致其公司倒闭的大规模会计欺诈而面临德国立法者的公开质询。Enf世界播


Wirecard collapsed in June after it was forced to admit 1.9 billion euros (S$3 billion) missing from its accounts did not exist, and MPs have opened a full parliamentary inquiry into possible regulatory failings that allowed the cheating to go unnoticed for years. Enf世界播

Wirecard在被迫承认账户中失踪的19亿欧元(30亿新元)并不存在后,于今年6月倒闭,议员们已经启动了一项全面的议会调查,调查可能存在的监管失误,这些缺陷让作弊行为多年来一直被忽视。Enf世界播


Austria-born Braun, who is in pre-trial detention in the Bavarian city of Augsburg on suspicion of organised commercial fraud and market manipulation, will appear in person the Bundestag in Berlin to give testimony, with media also allowed to attend. Enf世界播

出生于奥地利的布劳恩因涉嫌有组织的商业欺诈和市场操纵而被拘留在巴伐利亚州奥格斯堡,他将亲自出席柏林的联邦议院作证,媒体也允许出席。Enf世界播


Missing from the action will be fellow prime suspect and Austrian Jan Marsalek, Wirecard's mysterious former chief operating officer who has been on the run since the scandal broke and features on Interpol's most wanted list. Enf世界播

此次行动中失踪的还有另一名主要嫌疑人、奥地利人扬·马沙莱克(Jan Marsalek),他是Wirecard神秘的前首席运营官,自丑闻曝光以来一直在逃,并出现在国际刑警组织的头号通缉名单上。Enf世界播


"Apart from Jan Marsalek, Markus Braun is probably the main person responsible for the Wirecard fraud who can shed light on what happened," said lawmaker Frank Schaeffler from the pro-business FDP party, a member of the parliamentary finance committee running the inquiry. Enf世界播

负责此次调查的议会财政委员会成员、亲商的自民党(FDP)议员弗兰克·舍弗勒(Frank Schaeffler)表示:“除了简·马沙莱克,马库斯·布劳恩(Markus Braun)很可能是Wirecard欺诈案的主要责任人,他可以对发生的事情一目了然。”Enf世界播


The Wirecard implosion, which has drawn comparisons with the Enron accounting scandal in the US in the early 2000s, has been described as "unparalleled" in Germany by Finance Minister Olaf Scholz. Enf世界播

德国财政部长奥拉夫·朔尔茨(Olaf Scholz)将此次Wirecard爆仓与本世纪初美国安然(Enron)会计丑闻相提并论,称其“无与伦比”。Enf世界播


The fallout has prompted Scholz to announce plans to overhaul finance watchdog Bafin, accused of lax oversight of Wirecard, and introduce stricter rules for auditing firms. Enf世界播

这一影响促使朔尔茨宣布计划全面改革金融监管机构Bafin,并对审计公司引入更严格的规则。Bafin被指对Wirecard监管松懈。Enf世界播


But Scholz has himself faced scrutiny from MPs eager to know when exactly government officials learned of the Wirecard suspicions and whether authorities failed to act on early warning signs. Enf世界播

但朔尔茨本人也面临着议员们的密切关注,他们急于知道政府官员到底是什么时候得知Wirecard的怀疑的,以及当局是否未能根据早期预警信号采取行动。Enf世界播


Even Chancellor Angela Merkel has been embarrassed by the scandal, after it emerged that she promoted Wirecard on a trip to China in September 2019, when the firm was eyeing a foray into the Chinese market - and when journalists were already raising questions about its books. Enf世界播

就连德国总理安格拉·默克尔(Angela Merkel)也对这起丑闻感到尴尬,因为有消息称,她在2019年9月访问中国时提拔了Wirecard,当时该公司正着眼于进军中国市场-当时记者们已经对其账簿提出了质疑。Enf世界播


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从优雅中堕落。Enf世界播


Founded in 1999, Bavarian start-up Wirecard rose from a company piping cash to porn and gambling sites to a respectable electronic payments provider that edged traditional lender Commerzbank out of the blue-chip DAX 30 index in 2018. Enf世界播

成立于1999年的巴伐利亚初创公司Wirecard从一家向色情和赌博网站输送现金的公司成长为一家受人尊敬的电子支付提供商,在2018年将传统贷款机构德国商业银行挤出了蓝筹股DAX 30指数。Enf世界播


A rising star in the fintech sector, Wirecard boasted a market valuation of more than 23 billion euros at one point - outweighing giant Deutsche Bank. Enf世界播

作为金融科技行业的后起之秀,Wirecard的市值一度超过230亿欧元,超过了巨头德意志银行。Enf世界播


The fraud revelations later sent Wirecard's share price tanking by 99 per cent and it was booted off the DAX last August. Enf世界播

欺诈行为的曝光后来导致Wirecard的股价暴跌99%,并于去年8月从DAX指数中退市。Enf世界播


Clouds started to gather in early 2019 with a series of Financial Times articles alleging accounting irregularities in its Asian division, headed by COO Marsalek. Enf世界播

2019年初,阴云开始聚集,英国《金融时报》发表了一系列文章,指控其首席运营官马沙莱克(Marsalek)领导的亚洲部门存在会计违规行为。Enf世界播


In a much-criticised move, Bafin responded by announcing a probe into FT journalists. Enf世界播

作为回应,巴芬宣布对英国《金融时报》记者展开调查,此举备受批评。Enf世界播


The Wirecard scam unravelled in June when longtime auditors Ernst & Young said they were unable to find 1.9 billion euros of cash meant to be sitting in trustee accounts at two Philippine banks, forcing Wirecard to admit the money did not exist. Enf世界播

Wirecard骗局在6月份被揭穿,当时长期审计机构安永(Ernst&Young)表示,他们无法找到原本应该存在两家菲律宾银行受托人账户中的19亿欧元现金,迫使Wirecard承认这笔钱并不存在。Enf世界播


The company filed for insolvency and Braun resigned. Enf世界播

该公司申请破产,布劳恩辞职。Enf世界播


Braun was arrested days later and initially released on a five-million-euro bail. Enf世界播

布劳恩几天后被捕,最初以500万欧元的保释金获释。Enf世界播


But he was re-arrested in July after Munich prosecutors widened their investigation against him and other top Wirecard executives. Enf世界播

但在慕尼黑检察官扩大了对他和其他Wirecard高管的调查后,他在7月份再次被捕。Enf世界播


They stand accused of inflating revenues and profits to hide years of losses and con investors into providing funds of up to 3.2 billion euros (US$3.7 billion) to Wirecard, money that is likely lost forever. Enf世界播

他们被指控夸大收入和利润以掩盖多年的损失,并欺骗投资者向Wirecard提供高达32亿欧元(37亿美元)的资金,这笔钱可能永远失去了。Enf世界播


According to Munich prosecutors, the trickery started as far back as 2015. Enf世界播

根据慕尼黑检察官的说法,这一骗局早在2015年就开始了。Enf世界播


Braun, former accounting head Stephan Freiherr von Erffa and Oliver Bellenhaus, the managing director of a Dubai-based Wirecard subsidiary, are all in custody in Germany. Enf世界播

布劳恩、前会计主管斯蒂芬·弗莱赫尔·冯·埃法(Stephan Freiherr Von Erffa)和总部位于迪拜的Wirecard子公司的董事总经理奥利弗·贝伦豪斯(Oliver Bellenhaus)都在德国被拘留。Enf世界播


All three will be quizzed as witnesses in the parliamentary inquiry, along with several other ex-employees. Enf世界播

这三人都将在议会调查中作为证人接受讯问,还有其他几名前雇员。Enf世界播


Wirecard's former finance chief Burkhard Ley was released on bail earlier this month. Enf世界播

Wirecard的前财务总监Burkhard Ley本月早些时候获得保释。Enf世界播


The fugitive Marsalek meanwhile is never far from the headlines, with a steady stream of media revelations about his colourful lifestyle and reported connections to Austrian and Russian intelligence services adding another layer of intrigue to the Wirecard saga. Enf世界播

与此同时,逃亡的马沙莱克从未远离新闻头条,源源不断的媒体对他丰富多彩的生活方式的揭露,以及据报道与奥地利和俄罗斯情报机构的联系,为Wirecard传奇增添了又一层阴谋。Enf世界播

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