June 26, 2020 / 11:02 AM / in 7 days

UPDATE 1-SoftBank plans to sue EY over Wirecard scandal -Der Spiegel

(Updates with SoftBank)

BERLIN, June 26 (Reuters) - SoftBank is planning to sue accounting firm EY over its role in the scandal involving German payments company Wirecard, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, citing sources close to the Japanese company.

Wirecard collapsed on Thursday owing creditors almost $4 billion after disclosing a gaping hole in its books that its longtime auditor EY blamed on a sophisticated global fraud.

SoftBank put money into Wirecard last year.

SoftBank did not respond to a request for immediate comment. (Reporting by Thomas Seythal; additional reporting by Clara Denina; editing by Jason Neely)

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