Swiss open criminal case against former FIFA official Valcke, beIN CEO

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors have opened a felony continuing in opposition to former FIFA Secretary Common Jerome Valcke and Qatar’s beIN Media Chief Executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the newest escalation in their ongoing investigation into corruption in soccer.

“It’s suspected that Jerome Valcke time-honored undue benefits from a businessman within the sports rights sector in reference to the award of media rights for certain nations on the FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 and from Nasser Al-Khelaifi in reference to the award of media rights for certain countries on the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2030,” Switzerland’s Workplace of the Attorney Basic (OAG) mentioned on Thursday.

In March remaining yr, the OAG mentioned Valcke was once suspected of felony mismanagement and other offences. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Reporting through Joshua Franklin; Modifying with the aid of Michael Shields

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