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Philippines Says 57 People Under Scrutiny on Wirecard Case

Wirecard AG App as Payments Company Faces Expanded Investigation
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The Philippines’ anti-money laundering authority has identified 57 “persons of interest,” including foreigners and local bank officers and government officials, whose links to Wirecard AG are being scrutinized.

Authorities are analyzing the transactions of these people who are “not necessarily the accused or respondents in a criminal case,” Mel Georgie Racela, executive director of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, said in a virtual briefing in Manila.