Qatari chairman of Paris Saint-Germain accused of corruption


A Qatari nationalNasser al-Khelaifi,the chairman of beIN Media Group and president of Paris Saint-Germain football club, has been accused of corruption and put under investigation, an Al Arabiya correspondent confirmed Thursday based on a French judicial source.

Yesterday, the chief executive officer of media group beIN washanded preliminary charges of corruptionas part of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2019 track world championships in Qatar, a judicial official said on Wednesday.

The official said Yousef al-Obaidly, a close ally of al-Khelaifi, was indicted on March 28. Al-Obaidly is also a board member of the French soccer club.

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