Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi subject of criminal proceedings
13 October, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Brenda Erickson
Al-Khelaifi, chief executive officer of the Qatari beIN Media Group and chairman of Ligue 1 leaders PSG, is suspected of giving "undue advantages" to Jerome Valcke, the former secretary general of global football governing body FIFA, in connection to media rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups.
The case involves the award of broadcast rights for the next four World Cups from 2018 through 2030. They were assisted by investigators from an anti-corruption unit.
Valcke was interviewed as a suspect in Switzerland, the OAG said. Representatives in Qatar and Paris for beIN did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
BeIN said in a statement that its "employees on site cooperated with the authorities until the end of the search". "The company will fully cooperate with the authorities and is confident as to the future developments of this investigation", the spokesman said.
Prosecutors claim that Valcke accepted the bribes from Al-Khelaifi with the intention of awarding media rights to "certain countries" for the World Cups due to be held in 2026 and 2030.
The Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said it had begun the investigation in March into Valcke, Al-Khelaifi - who is also CEO and chairman of Paris Saint-Germain soccer team - and an unnamed businessman in the sports-rights sector.
Hidden cameras found in Longboat Key Airbnb
But police say the cameras can be operated remotely and they found numerous videos in the bedroom, including one of the in couple. The story about an IN couple discovering a hidden camera IN their Florida Airbnb rental is taking the internet by storm .
Earlier this year, Khelaifi broke the world record for a player transfer fee by signing Brazilian footballer Neymar from Barcelona for €222 million.
Al-Khelaifi's rising status in European soccer has seen him earn a seat on UEFA's strategy panel as a delegate of top clubs.
The OAG said the investigation relates to "bribery of private individuals, fraud, criminal mismanagement and forgery of a document".
The Frenchman, whose job was to ensure the smooth running of Federation Internationale de Football Association, and in particular the World Cup, was the right-hand man to now banned president Sepp Blatter before both were embroiled in a corruption scandal which swept Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2015.
Officials advise people in the area to stay indoors when possible and possibly leave the area until the forecast improves. The air pollution from the North Bay wildfires is as worst as it's ever been in the Bay Area.
Known as polynyas or semipermanent area of open water in sea ice, this Weddell polynya is quite mysterious in terms of its origin. Due to higher precipitation levels in the region and melting ice, the surface is expected to decouple from deeper water layers.
The defending Copa America champions can not point at that one result for their failure to qualify for the World Cup , though. Chile's shocking failure to qualify saw Pizzi step down , accepting responsibility for the sixth-placed finish.
Almost 22% of all shareholders, and more than 48% of independent ones, opposed Murdoch being allowed to continue in the post. It also said executive pay at Sky was too complex and that bosses could receive huge payouts if the Fox deal goes through.
If parents want to give their teen more autonomy, they can skip the approval step altogether and just set spending limits. Amazon .com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is now allowing teens to make their own accounts on its website.
Hurricane Ophelia on Thursday morning (Oct. 12) was slowly moving through the Atlantic Ocean toward the Azores and Ireland. CDT Thursday, Hurricane Ophelia was located 715 miles southwest of the Azores and was moving north-northeast at 2 mph.
If eventually confirmed as victor of the presidential election, George Weah has an onerous task of stepping into Sirleaf's shoes. False reports of Mr Weah's victory have been circulating on social media but it is not clear why Wenger thought he had won.
Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers.
Nehra is ecstatic to play at his home ground. "For me the true measure of success is how many times you bounce back from failure". Nehra clarified his stand on retirement from all forms of cricket, he said, "I have decided something, there is no going back".
National Inc Wi invested 2.4% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) on Monday, January 18 with "Neutral" rating. In related news, CFO Marianne Lake sold 17,596 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th.
Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico's president, has also called for the modernization of the 23-year-old deal. He says he is advising companies to start planning for the possibility of a world without NAFTA.
Is Razer launching its own phone?
The company had previously purchased Nextbit , a smartphone maker known for its Robin phone - a phone optimised for cloud storage. It could very well be a tablet/phone/gaming device hybrid, which would make Razer a direct competitor of the Nintendo Switch.
Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again
The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked. In many cases, even more personal data was exposed, including driver's license and credit card numbers.
Sex with wife below 18 years is rape, says Supreme Court
India's supreme court has struck down a law allowing men to have sex with a child as young as 15 provided the pair were married. Poverty, weak law enforcement, patriarchal norms and concern about family honor are factors contributing to early marriage.
Weinstein responds: 'We all make mistakes'
Weinstein attended the world-famous festival many times and several movies he produced have been selected in the competition. The actress said she applauds the women who have come forward with their stories. "I'm not doing OK but I'm trying".