PSG chief Al-Khelaifi accused of corruption for €3.1m bribe

PSG chief Al-Khelaifi accused of corruption for €3.1m bribe
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PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been accused of corruption by the Paris court, ONAreports citing AS.

The case against him is that he attempted to pay for the 2017 World Athletics Championships to be held in Doha rather than London, the latter being where they were finally disputed.

The judge suspects that the president of the French club paid over three million euros to have the 2017 World Athletics tournament in Doha.

According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Renaud Van Ruymbeke, the investigating judge, has accused Al-Khelaifi of 'active bribery' on the grounds that he authorized a payment of 3.5 million dollars (3.1 million euros) to Lamine Diack, former president of the International Athletics Federation, for the 2017 World Championships to be held in Doha.

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