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March 21, 2022, 9:45 AM

MoonPay Hires Wirecard Whistle-Blower CEO James Freis as Adviser

Hannah Miller
Hannah Miller
Bloomberg News

MoonPay, a startup that allows customers to purchase crypto with a credit card, named James Freis as special adviser for global regulatory compliance. Freis previously served as chief executive officer of Wirecard, where he determined massive fraud had taken place at the German payments processor.

Freis was also the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He served as a chief compliance officer at German stock exchange services company Deutsche Börse Group before joining Wirecard as a management board member and chief compliance officer in 2020.

On his first day at ...

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