Qatar’s BeIN sports chief Nasser al-Khelaifi indicted for FIFA World Cup rights

Paris Saint Germain's (PSG) Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi looking on during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco. (File photo: AFP)

Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke and the chairman of the BeIN media group Nasser al-Khelaifi have been charged in connection with the award of media rights to various FIFA World Cup and Confederations Cup football tournaments, the Swiss Attorney-General’s office (OAG) said Thursday.

Valcke was charged with accepting bribes, several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement and falsification of documents, the OAG said in a statement. Al-Khelaifi and a third person, an unnamed businessman, were charged with inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.

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