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Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA bribery case

A third person who was not identified was charged with bribery and also for inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement

AP , Thursday 20 Feb 2020
Nasser Al-Khelaifi
In this file photo taken on February 22, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi answers to the press during a press conference to annonce new shirt sponsorship deal with the French multinational Accor at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's disgraced former secretary general, Jerome Valcke, have been indicted on February 20, 2020 in Switzerland for alleged corruption in the attribution of football broadcasting rights. (Photo: AFP)
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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights.

The office of Switzerland's attorney general filed an indictment charging Al-Khelaifi with inciting former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke "to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.''

Valcke was charged with accepting bribes, "several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement . and falsification of documents.''

A third person who was not identified was charged with bribery and also for inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.

Al-Khelaifi is the head of Qatari broadcaster BeIN Sports and also a member of the UEFA executive committee. He denied wrongdoing after being questioned in 2017 and 2019 in connection with criminal proceedings opened three years ago.

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