On Tuesday, the Swiss public prosecutor demanded a 28-month prison sentence for Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of Paris Saint-Germain and the “beIN” media group, and three years for former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Falk in a corruption case related to the granting of television broadcasting rights for the 2026 World Cup Finals. And 2030 Football.
On Tuesday, the Swiss Public Prosecutor’s Office demanded the 28-month imprisonment of the Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain and the BeN media group. Nasser Al-Khulaifi, And three years for former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Falk in a corruption case related to the granting of television broadcasting rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups.
The two men have appeared before the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona since last Monday.
Falk is accused of using the exclusive luxury villa in Sardinia
The Public Prosecution office accuses Falk of obtaining from Al-Khulaifi the exclusive use of a luxury villa in Sardinia in exchange for his support for beIN’s acquisition of the television broadcasting rights For the 2026 and 2030 World Cups In the Middle East and North Africa regions, Al-Khulaifi, one of the most influential men in the world of football, is accused of “inciting Falk to commit severe criminal mismanagement.”
The Swiss agency “Keystone-ATS” said that Federal Attorney General Joel Bahoud summed up Falk’s accusations of seeking money to ensure a “wasteful” lifestyle.
A “private” settlement between the two men?
As for Nasser Al-Khulaifi, the Public Prosecution stated that he had acquired the housing for five million euros, through a company that was transferred almost immediately to the brother of a close relative, before putting it at Falk’s disposal.
In turn, the two men discussed a “special” settlement that had nothing to do with the contract concluded between “BN Sports” with FIFA in April 2014, under conditions that the defense presented as “very beneficial” to the football authority.
France 24 / AFP