World Cup bribery case opened against PSG president, Valcke

Published 9:00 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017 | Updated 11:22 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017


Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal proceeding against former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and beIN CEO and PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
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GENEVA (AP) — The Qatari president of one of Europe’s most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.

Criminal proceedings against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president and CEO of Qatar-owned BeIN Media Group, former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, and an unnamed “businessman in the sports rights sector” was announced by the office of Switzerland’s attorney…

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