PSG Boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi Under Investigation.

October 12th, 2017 | by Obinna
PSG Boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi Under Investigation.
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In a statement on Thursday, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG)  said the new proceedings involving Al-Khelaifi who has been PSG Chairman since 2011 had been “opened on the basis” of its findings after it was revealed last year that the OAG was investigating Valcke for “various acts of criminal mismanagement”.

It said it was “suspected that Jerome Valcke accepted undue advantages from a businessman in the sports rights sector in connection with the award of media rights for certain countries at the FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 and from Nasser Al-Khelaifi in connection with the award of media rights for certain countries at the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2030″.

The new investigation – that which relates to Al-Khelaifi – is being conducted in partnership with authorities in France, Greece, Italy and Spain, and was opened in March 2017, the OAG said.

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It added its representatives had interviewed Valcke as a suspect in Switzerland on Thursday.

Valcke was banned by FIFA for 10 years – although he has appealed against that ruling.

“FIFA fully supports the investigation conducted by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General‎ as well as the other involved authorities that has become public today,” a statement from FIFA read.

In a statement, Bein Media Group said: “Following a request by the OAG of Switzerland, the Bein Sports offices in Boulogne-Billancourt were searched this morning. The employees on site co-operated with the authorities until the end of the search. Bein Media Group refutes all allegations by OAG. The company will fully co-operate with the authorities and is confident as to the future developments of this investigation.”

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Source: BBC Sports.

 

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