Nasser al-Khelaïfi’s lawyer Grégoire Mangeat reacted to his client’s indictment as director of BeIN Media Group on Thursday.
Nasser al-Khelaïfi and former FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke were indicted by Swiss justice this Thursday. PSG president worried as director of BeIN Media Group, accusations concern ” the allocation of media rights to different FIFA World Cups and FIFA Confederations Cups. “
“Most importantly, all charges of private bribery relating to the granting of media rights have been dropped. These charges, disputed from day one, were not solid. It is now accepted that the media rights contract for the 2026-2030 World Cups has been negotiated and concluded in compliance with all applicable rules ”, reacted Grégoire Mangeat, lawyer for the Qatari leader, according to remarks reported by L’Equipe.
“Our client is now accused of only one single offense: of inciting Jérôme Valcke not to return alleged benefits to FIFA. This accusation lacks seriousness. It was not mentioned for the first time that on December 2, 2019, to the surprise of all the parties, was not informed, and our client was never able to speak about it. We are confident and will plead the full acquittal of our client “, He adds.