Former Wirecard CEO rearrested in Munich as prosecutors suspect $3.7 billion fraud

NYC’s ‘Catwoman’ lost massive Trump World Tower lair in bankruptcy

Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, sometimes known as Catwoman for her multiple plastic surgeries, has lost three Trump World Tower apartments in bankruptcy.

Last listed for $11 million in 2017 — down from $12.9 million earlier that year — the three units at 845 UN Plaza are now on the market for $7.6 million.

Wildenstein, ex-wife of the late art dealer billionaire Alec Wildenstein, was rumored to spend as much as $1 million a month before 2018, when she declared bankruptcy — with $0 in her checking account.

Work has been done to combine Wildenstein’s apartments. Walls have been smashed and most of the demolition has been done.

When completed, the combo will be a 5,100-square-foot apartment with six bedrooms and dramatic views of the city skyline and the East River.

Building amenities feature a gym, private restaurant, children’s playroom, spa and pool.

Listing broker Jason Haber, of Warburg Realty, declined to comment.

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Movie Roles That Launched Hollywood’s Biggest Stars

The movie industry is populated by movie stars whose images are so ubiquitous in our culture that it can at times be hard to imagine a world without them. But even the biggest celebrities started small, waiting for that one role that would eventually take them to the next level of success.

For many actors, these breakout roles are among their most defining. Despite his many dramatic roles, Jim Carrey is still remembered by many for his performance as Ace Ventura, pet detective. Others, like “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot — who early in her career appeared in “Fast & Furious” (2009) — find their most iconic role many years later.

24/7 Tempo has identified the movie roles that launched Hollywood’s biggest stars of today. Each of the actors included has starred in one of the top 10 grossing films of the past five years — according to data from Box Office Mojo — yet first discovered fame years prior.

Of course, the careers of many successful actors include as many misses as they do hits. These actors who turned down blockbuster roles and walked away from parts that could have been career defining.

Click here to see the movie roles that launched Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Twitter Accounts Of Elon Musk, Bill Gates And Others Hacked In Bitcoin Scam

Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals were apparently hacked on Wednesday and tweets were posted requesting followers to send bitcoin to a specific address, according to reports.

“We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly,” Twitter said.

The hacked Twitter accounts included Apple,UBER, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and former president Barack Obama.

Elon Musk reportedly was first high-profile account to be hacked, with a tweet from his account promising to double any Bitcoin payment sent to the address of his digital wallet “for the next 30 minutes.”

Twitter disabled the ability to tweet from validated accounts immediately following the breach and removed the related tweet.

Twitter later said most accounts would be able to tweet again, but the company is still “working on a fix”.

US orders closure of China's consulate in Houston

China’s government condemns ‘outrageous and unjustified’ move and threatens countermeasures.

The United States has ordered the closure of China’s consulate in the city of Houston, a move Beijing called “an unprecedented escalation” that will sabotage relations between the two countries.

In a statement on Wednesday, Morgan Ortagus, spokeswoman for the US Department of State, said Washington directed the consulate’s closure “in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information”.

She did not elaborate further.

Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: County Issues Reopening Protocols For Some Recently-Shut Businesses

Two days after California Governor Gavin Newsom ok’d it, Los Angeles County is allowing barbershops, hair and nail salons and some related personal care services to reopen under modified rules. Read them here.

Services must be provided outdoors. Services that cannot be provided outdoors must be discontinued until such time as indoor operations are permitted to resume. Any personal care services provide outdoors must be in compliance with the requirements of the local permitting agency. Services that cannot be performed with face coverings on both the worker and customer or that require touching the customer’s face, e.g., eyelash services, eyebrow waxing and threading, facials, etc., are not permitted.

Newsom said at his Monday press conference that the state was adjusting some of the workplace closure guidelines it issued last week, specifically those around hair salons and barbershops and the “personal care services industry.”

The county enforcement measure came the day after California’s top health official, Dr. Ghaly, said Governor Gavin Newsom was preparing “a playbook to augment the guidelines that have already been put out.” He did not detail whether the augmentations would result in a tightening or loosening of current coronavirus restrictions.

Former Wirecard CEO rearrested in Munich as prosecutors suspect $3.7 billion fraud

  • Alongside Braun, the Munich public prosecutor's office said that two other unnamed former executives were also detained.
  • Munich prosecutors now suspect management conspired together in an organized commercial fraud of around 3.2 billion euros.
  • The firm collapsed into insolvency last month after revealing 1.9 billion euros of cash had gone missing from its accounts.

The former CEO of collapsed German payments company Wirecard, Markus Braun, has been rearrested in Munich, prosecutors in the Bavarian capital said Wednesday.

Alongside Braun, the Munich public prosecutor's office said in a statement emailed to CNBC that two other unnamed former executives were also detained.

Munich prosecutors now suspect Wirecard knew it had been lossmaking since 2015 and that its management conspired together in an organized commercial fraud of around 3.2 billion euros ($3.7 billion).

The suspects borrowed funds totaling about 3.2 billion euros from banks in Germany and Japan, prosecutors said, adding the cash is most likely lost due to Wirecard's bankruptcy.

Wirecard has said it will not be making any further statements. The firm collapsed into insolvency last month, a week after revealing 1.9 billion euros of cash had gone missing from its accounts.