Within the viewfinder of Swiss justice, the president of Paris SG was indicted in France for “lively corruption” in Might 2019 by decide Van Ruymbeke who suspects him of getting wished to “purchase” the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Swiss justice introduced Thursday that it had indicted Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, boss of the tv group beIN Media, and the previous n ° 2 of Fifa Jérôme Valcke, in a corruption case linked to the allocation of TV rights to the World Cup. These investigations aren’t the one ones that threaten the president of Paris SG.
In France, decide Renaud Van Ruymbeke indicted the Qatari chief final spring as a result of he suspects he wished to purchase the 2017 World Athletics Championships by authorizing the cost of a giant sum of cash (three.5 million euros) to the previous president of the Worldwide Athletics Federation, Lamine Diack. The competitors was lastly awarded to London and it was solely in 2019 that the emirate organized the World Championships on its soil.
Suspicious funds to former president of the Worldwide Athletics Federation
On this case, the magistrates query the involvement of Nasser Al Khelaïfi in a transaction which was operated by the corporate Oryx Qatar Sports activities Funding, owned by the brother of the Parisian chief, Khalid, for a sports activities advertising and marketing firm within the fingers of Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack.
Me Francis Szpiner, who defends the pursuits of Nasser Al Khelaïfi on this file claims that his shopper has “not validated any cost of any sort in any respect in reference to the alleged information”. The lawyer additionally claims that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was neither the supervisor nor the shareholder of the corporate in 2011, on the time of the occasions. Nonetheless, he was a shareholder of Oryx Qatar Sports activities Funding between 2013 and 2016.