French club Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser al-Khelaifi has been charged with bribing former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, MySportDab reports.
Valcke has now also been charged for accepting bribes over World Cup broadcasting television rights.
Al-Khelaifi is the chairman of popular beIN Media Group and also part of the UEFA executive committee.
A press release from the Swiss Attorney General’s office read: ‘The OAG has charged Valcke for accepting bribes, several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement and falsification of documents.
‘The facts are no longer characterised as fraud. Al-Khelaifi and the third accused are charged with convincing Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement. The third accused has also been charged with bribery.’
MySportDab understands Valcke was banned from football in 2016 for 12 years after being found guilty of misconduct over the sale of World Cup tickets, attempting to sell TV rights below their value, abuse of travel expenses and destruction of evidence.
Breaking: PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with criminal offences in Switzerland, for giving ‘undue advantages’ to ex FIFA gen-sec Jerome Valcke, who is charged with ‘aggravated criminal mismanagement’ and accepting bribes. pic.twitter.com/Xoau649ywv
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He was a close associate to disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter for eight years.
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