Financial Times: Prosecutors delayed arrest warrant for Wirecard’s Jan Marsalek
A press review featuring Fabio De Masi
"Criminal prosecutors in Munich decided not to request an arrest warrant against Jan Marsalek and other executives on the day Wirecard disclosed that €1.9bn of cash was missing. They argued that the potential crime was not serious enough to justify immediate police custody, people briefed on the investigation told the Financial Times. (...)
Fabio De Masi, an MP for the leftwing Die Linke party, told the FT that, in his view, prosecutors acted far too timidly. “When €1.9bn in cash is missing, and the prosecutors are leaning towards the assessment that the executive board acted criminally, one needs to crack down immediately. Every shoplifter receives tougher treatment.” (...)"