ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com July 17, 2018


Swiss Prosecutors Investigating PSG Chairman

12 October 2017, 07:38 | Charlene Valdez

Jerome Valcke former FIFA secretary general was allegedly offered bribes to secure broadcast rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cup finals

Jerome Valcke former FIFA secretary general was allegedly offered bribes to secure broadcast rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cup finals

Nasser Al-Khelaifi is at the centre of a TV rights deal storm, after Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings against the Paris-Saint Germain chairman.

"The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has opened a criminal proceeding against the former Secretary General of Federation Internationale de Football Association and against the Chief Executive Officer of the BEIN MEDIA GROUP LLC in connection with the award of World Cup media rights", said the statement on Thursday from Swiss prosecutors, referring to Valcke and Al-Khelaifi.

Prosecutors also said it was working with authorities in France, Greece, Italy and Spain, where properties had been searched.

Zurich-based Federation Internationale de Football Association, the global soccer body, has been trying to overhaul its operations in the wake of the worst crisis in its history, sparked in 2015 by the indictment in the United States of several dozen soccer officials on corruption-related charges.

Valcke is now serving a 10-year suspension for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from World Cup ticket sales.


Prosecutors said the new investigation was opened in March 2017 and that Valcke was interviewed in Switzerland as a suspect.

The Paris offices of BeIN sports were searched on Thursday as part of the criminal probe, French authorities said.

The accusations ranged from taking private jets for personal use, destroying evidence and trying to force through an undervalued sale of 2018 and 2022 World Cup television rights for the Caribbean.

The businessman is the head of Qatari television network beIN Sports, which was awarded tournament media rights by Federation Internationale de Football Association. He became the chairman and chief executive officer of the French club, who broke the world transfer record to sign Neymar earlier this year, four months later.

"No one has been on remand", added the OAG statement.



Other News

Trending Now

Nanded Municipal Corporation election results: Congress makes clean sweep, BJP suffers defeat
While the Congress was fighting to retain the seat, the Shiv Sena and BJP were trying to dethroning it. The campaign for the polls witnessed a bitter war of words among the Congress, BJP and Shiv Sena.

Man files lawsuit against Chicago Cubs after foul ball injury
On September 20th a 2-year-old girl was injured when she was hit in the face by a ball going 105mph at a New York Yankees game. An Illinois man is suing the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball for a foul ball injury at Wrigley Field .

Allahabad HC acquits Talwars in Aarushi murder case, gives benefit of doubt
The police was accused by many for not doing their investigation properly and they were even accused of tempering the evidences . Fourteen-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found dead on May 16, 2008 in her house in Noida with her throat slit and head bludgeoned.

George Weah went from Ballon D'or to Presidency !
If eventually confirmed as victor of the presidential election, George Weah has an onerous task of stepping into Sirleaf's shoes. Wenger said, "I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia , George Weah ".

Poll dates for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh today
Elections in Gujarat in 2012 were held in two phases on 13 and 17 December 2012 respectively. The election results will be declared on 18th December.

Google Duo to be integrated with Android Messages, Contacts, and Phone app
As the flagship devices from the creator of the platform we know and love, the new Google phones are highly anticipated products. Tomorrow, you'll be able to walk into a Verizon store and check Google's latest phones out.

State Street Corp Raises Position in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)
The investment professionals in our partner's database reported: 440.03 million shares, up from 437.45 million shares in 2017Q1. Howland Capital Management Llc increased Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) stake by 53,252 shares to 62,198 valued at $3.23M in 2017Q2.