Swiss prosecutors charge PSG president as part of bribery investigation

20 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images In a statement released following the announcement, Al-Khelaifi denied wrongdoing and said the investigation had been "characterised by constant leaks, misinformation and a seemingly relentless agenda to smear my reputation in the media."

Paris Saint-Germain's president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been charged with inciting the former FIFA secretary general, Jerôme Valcke, to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.

Valcke has been charged with accepting bribes, several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement, and falsification of documents.

Al-Khelaifi denies the charges.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

PSG's president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been charged by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) as part of a wider bribery investigation. The OAG has also charged the former FIFA secretary general, Jerôme Valcke, along with one other person.

The case, opened in March 2017, relates to the award of media rights to various World Cup and FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments. FIFA filed complaints against all three accused in December 2016. 

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