OLD Media Moves

FT reporters who broke Wirecard story sign with agency

August 6, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Dan McCrum and Paul Murphy (r)

Dan McCrum and Paul Murphy, the Financial Times journalists who investigated and revealed the Wirecard scandal, have signed with WME, reports Bruce Haring of Deadline Hollywood.

Haring reports, “The agency will represent them across film, television, books and podcasts.

“Murphy oversaw the five-year investigation into the German fintech company, with McCrum serving as the lead reporter. Through their findings, McCrum and Murphy exposed the biggest accounting fraud case since Enron.

“At one time valued at $25B, the German company became a darling of the financial world through its claim that it would end the use of cash through digitizing payments. McCrum and Murphy revealed a very different business, built upon a network of fraudulent activity, including inflating sales, deals with money launderers, and misleading its auditor about 1.9B Euros that went ‘missing,’ according to the company.”

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