Ex-Wirecard boss on trial in fraud case that shamed Germany


              Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun, right, and his lawyer Alfred Dierlamm, left, arrive for the start of the trial against the former CEO and two co-defendants at Munich Regional Court 1 in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The trial is being held in an underground courtroom next to the Munich-Stadelheim correctional facility. Almost two and a half years after the collapse of the Wirecard Group, the criminal trial in what is believed to be the biggest fraud case in German post-war history began on Thursday. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
            
              Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun, center, and his lawyers Alfred Dierlamm, left, and Nico Werning, right, arrive for the start of the trial against the former CEO and two co-defendants at Munich Regional Court 1 Munich, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The trial is being held in an underground courtroom next to the Munich-Stadelheim correctional facility. Almost two and a half years after the collapse of the Wirecard Group, the criminal trial in what is believed to be the biggest fraud case in German post-war history began on Thursday. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
            
              Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun sits in the dock in the courtroom at the start of the trial against the former CEO and two co-defendants at Munich Regional Court 1 Munich, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The trial is being held in an underground courtroom next to the Munich-Stadelheim correctional facility. Almost two and a half years after the collapse of the Wirecard Group, the criminal trial in what is believed to be the biggest fraud case in German post-war history began on Thursday. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
            
              There is a huge media crush ahead of the start of the trial against the former Wirecard CEO and two co-defendants at Munich Regional Court 1 in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The proceedings are taking place in an underground courtroom next to the Munich-Stadelheim correctional facility. Almost two and a half years after the collapse of the Wirecard Group, the criminal trial in what is believed to be the biggest fraud case in German post-war history begins on Thursday. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)
Ex-Wirecard boss on trial in fraud case that shamed Germany