January 2, 2024

'The Ultimate Confidence Trickster': The Double Life of a Tech Exec

by The Journal

For more than three years, Jan Marsalek has been on the run. He was the jet-setting COO of Wirecard, the German company that imploded after a financial fraud scandal. But now, Western intelligence and security officials are saying Marsalek had likely been a Russian spy for nearly a decade. WSJ's Bojan Pancevski tells the tale of the investigations into Marsalek's covert operations.

Further Listening:

- Wirecard's Missing $2 Billion 

Further Reading:

- He’s Wanted for Wirecard’s Missing $2 Billion. He’s Now Suspected of Being a Russian Spy.

- U.K. Says Wirecard’s Marsalek Worked With Five Suspected Russian Spies 

- How Wirecard Went From Tech Star to Bankrupt 

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