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Merkel Warned of Wirecard Link in Cell-Phone Software

  • Parliamentary investigation cites Marsalek link to software
  • Merkel testifying Friday on 2020 collapse of payments firm
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Merkel's Wirecard Ignorance Is a 'Fairy Tale': De Masi
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The German government must ensure its communications systems are secure following the emergence of a link between a provider of encryption services and the fugitive former Wirecard AG executive Jan Marsalek, according to lawmakers.

At a parliamentary hearing Friday into the 2020 collapse of the payments company, Fabio de Masi, a lawmaker from left-wing party Die Linke, said that the main shareholder in software company Virtual Solution AG has a connection with Marsalek, citing an unnamed aide to the former Wirecard executive.