A former manager of Germany’s disgraced Wirecard AG died of blood poisoning in a hospital in Manila, Bild am Sonntag reported, citing the dead man’s mother. However, Filipino authorities have yet to confirm that the man, Christopher Bauer, is the former Asian executive of the payments firm who is part of an ongoing investigation into fraud.
The German newspaper claimed that it’s the same person after visiting the 44-year-old’s mother in Einhausen. She confirmed her son’s death and indicated that he passed away from natural causes. The mother claimed that her son had developed a boil, sought treatment at a Manila hospital, developed sepsis, and was in intensive care for several days after he died.
Wirecard filed for bankruptcy in June after acknowledging that 1.9 billion euros ($2.3 billion) it had listed as assets probably didn’t exist.