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)
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.