Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged over Qatar’s World Athletics Championships bid - News Summed Up

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged over Qatar’s World Athletics Championships bid


Al-Khelaifi is also a member of Uefa’s executive committee and a board member of the European Clubs’ Association Thibault Camus/APParis Saint-Germain’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is now facing allegations of corruption in both France and Switzerland after the Qatari was indicted by French authorities. Al-Khelaifi, who is also a Qatari government minister, a member of Uefa’s executive committee and a board member of the European Clubs’ Association, has been charged with “active corruption” over Qatar’s unsuccessful bid for the 2017 world athletics championship. In 2017, Swiss legal authorities opened criminal proceedings against him and the former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke for suspected bribery and forgery linked to awarding broadcast rights for four football World Cups when he was head of beIN Sport. Al-Khelaifi has always denied any wrongdoing and his lawyers said he would strenuously contest the charges. The indictment was revealed 24 hours…


Source: The Times May 23, 2019 12:22 UTC



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