The Wirecard cybercrime case is developing more and more of a lethal scandal for the auditor EY. Over the years, EY may have systematically failed to ask critical questions and to carry out proper auditing activities. For years, unqualified audit opinions were issued and fueled the Wirecard hype. Such an unqualified audit opinion was apparently also planned for 2019, despite the many publicly known facts and despite the KPMG report already available. This was disclosed to the Financial Times by a whistleblower.
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An arrest order was issued for Jan Marsalek (“Darling Jan”), the former COO of Wirecard. He is supposed to be still in the Philippines. The dust after the collapse has not yet settled and much is not clear at this point. So much is sure!
In the end, it was just too much! After it became known that Wirecard had refused to grant the EY a certificate because the group was apparently lacking €1.9 billion, the share price plummeted by more than 85% within a few days. The auditor EY and also the German regulator BaFin are under massive criticism for their failure.