FILE PHOTO: A person carries documents for a session of the investigative committee on the Wirecard accounting scandal, in Berlin, Germany, October 8, 2020.
REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File PhotoMUNICH (Reuters) - German prosecutors on Friday opened an investigation into partners at EY who audited Wirecard, after an accounting watchdog filed a report accusing them of criminality in their work for the failed payments company.
“We continue to conduct our investigations in the entire Wirecard complex against numerous suspects,” the spokeswoman said, adding the outcome of the inquiries was open.
EY said on Friday that “it is not aware of any indications of criminal behaviour by its auditors at Wirecard.
EY on Thursday criticised the APAS filing as premature, saying had not allowed to respond to the watchdog’s findings, the Financial Times reported.
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