On the surface, GoMoPa is seemingly like any other financial news portal. Located in Germany, the focus of the website is to create articles that detail fraud and warn investors from investing in dangerous companies.
Who Are GoMoPa?
GoMoPa is officially known as Goldman Morgenstern and Partners. It is a company founded back in 2000 in New York. The company operates as a German website which publishes online articles about risky investments and fraud indications.
At first glance, GoMoPa seems to be a prospering news platform. They claim to have over 50,000 members across 100 counties, with access to more than 200,000 forum posts and articles. GoMoPa says that their work protects investor funding equal to $3bn. However, while the company may be legitimate, the founders and key players in the organisation have a few controversial stories to tell.
Who are the GoMoPa Founders?
GoMoPa is led by Klaus Maurischat. Born in Lower Saxony in 1956, Maurischat has a background in real estate and management. He was one of the official founders of GoMoPa (alongside Mark Vornkahl) back in 2000. If one takes a look at his official LinkedIn, it shows that he was “CEO” of GoMoPa from 2001 to 2021 but is likely still working at the company as of 2023.
Another key player in the organisation is Siegfried Siewert. His official position is the current editor-in-chief of the company, and he comes from an editorial background, having written for newspapers across Germany for 20 years.
How GoMoPa Changed
2022 saw the platform go through a lot of major changes. The first action it took was to edit the domain from GoMoPa[.]net to GoMoPa[.]io. After that, the site got a visual overhaul and information regarding the team was removed.
The final change for the company came when they declared that the website, brand and all copyrights for the business were sold to a company called Secretum Media, allegedly based in Seychelles, six days before a restraining order was filed against the company in America following an investigation into Klaus Maurischat for money laundering.
It is very interesting, how did GoMoPa find out about the upcoming restraining order and was able to register the new company only six days before the restraining order was filed?
Restraining Order Details:
The restraining order issued by “ Saarbrücken District Court, issued an in rem arrest warrant to restrain the named Bank of America Account”
The restraining order referes to “With respect to the above-listed property, Klaus Maurischat, Goldman Morgenstern & Partners, LLC (“GOMOPA”), Mark Vornkahl “
Concerningly, Secretrum Media is located in Wyoming, US, instead of where it claimed to be from, Seychelles.
Besides being the CEO of GoMoPa, in the current decade, Klaus Maurischat is also the CEO of Scoredex GmbH, located in Zurich, Switzerland. Moreover, it seems that another GoMoPa founder, Mark Vornkahl also presents himself as CEO at Scoredex. Scoredex and GoMoPa have more in common than mutual CEOs. Like GoMoPa, Scoredex is reviewing companies, and presents itself as a scoring agency. Interesting enough, it appears that Goldman Morgenstern and Partners Consulting LLC and GoMoPa Control Inc are the sole shareholders at Scoredex.
Alleged Stasi Connection
The reputation of GoMoPa has been called into question more than once due to the connections that the founder, Klaus Mauirschat, has been alleged to have with the Stasi, infamous secret police operating in East Germany, throughout the 1950s to 1990s. The resulting allegations mean that GoMoPa was frequently described as a “Stasi website”.
Further adding to the intrigue is that Maurischat himself was attacked in 2009 by three unknown perpetrators in Kreuzberg. On September 22nd, Klaus was beaten heavily in his face and then kicked repeatedly by the attackers. He was admitted to the hospital with major facial and head injuries.
The reasoning for the attack wasn’t known at the time, but many speculated it was due to the alleged connection with the Stasi that drove the perpetrators to attack Klaus with no prior provocation.