NBI invites Filipino lawyer tagged in Wirecard scandal for questioning

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The National Bureau of Investigation is inviting Filipino lawyer Mark Tolentino for questioning in relation to the $2.1 billion Wirecard scandal, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says.

The National Bureau of Investigation is inviting Filipino lawyer Mark Tolentino for questioning in relation to the $2.1 billion Wirecard scandal, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Friday.tagged as a trustee of the embattled German payments firmTolentino was a former assistant secretary in the Department of Transportation who was sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018 for pushing for a railway project involving Duterte's sister.

Initial information revealed that Marsalek traveled with his Filipina wife, which was how he got to enter the country despite travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Marsalek last visited Manila from March 3 to 5, right before lockdown measures kicked in. "I cannot be a part of that group [when] I only knew these gentlemen in early this year," he said, noting that he couldn't possibly take part in the scheme"when the image and honor of the banking system of my country is at stake."

 

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