Nasser al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG and CEO of beIN Media Group, is being targeted by a corruption investigation by Swiss officials in connection with the distribution of the World Cup broadcasting rights.
Criminal proceedings have been opened against Jérôme Valcke, the former secretary general of FIFA, and Nasser al-Khelaïfi (CEO of BeIn Media Group) on the award of media rights for the World Cup.
“This investigation is conducted on suspicion of private bribery, fraud, unfair management and forgery in securities,” the Swiss court said in a statement.
To make things worse, the beIN Media group did not cooperate with the investigation into the charges, by opposing the export of computer data during searches in the Parisian offices of the BeIn Sports channel, according the French national financial prosecutor’s office (PNF) on Saturday.
The prosecutor’s office must now make a request for international judicial assistance in Qatar to try to retrieve these data.
(Photo Nasser al-Khelaïfi courtesy Youtube)