Suspected ‘cum-ex’ fraudster wanted by Germany

9 February 2021
Global alert issued by INTERPOL to help locate fugitive

LYON, France – At the request of German authorities, INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice for Paul Robert Mora in connection with fraudulent trades worth more than EUR 113 million.

The sophisticated tax fraud scheme, known as ‘cum-ex’, involved financial institutions helping a buying party claim withholding tax credits on shares which had, in fact, never been withheld.

Paul Robert Mora is wanted by Germany
Paul Robert Mora is wanted by Germany

The 53-year-old New Zealand national is suspected of facilitating and then concealing fraudulent transactions for an investor during his time as the head of division at a major bank between 2006 and 2008.

The Red Notice, which is an internationally-wanted persons alert, has been published on INTERPOL’s website and circulated to INTERPOL’s 194 member countries following a request by the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor General’s Office and Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Criminal Police).

Anyone with information about the location of the suspect is asked to contact the Bundeskriminalamt or INTERPOL’s Fugitives unit.

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