Swiss prosecutor calls for 28-month prison sentence for PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Various outlets including L’Équipe report tonight that a Swiss prosecutor has called for a 28-month prison sentence for PSG and beIN president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, as part of “FIFAgate”.

The trial revolves around allegations of corruption in the awarding of FIFA broadcasting rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. The Bellinzona court has also called for a 35-month sentence for former FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke. 

The two men had been acquitted during an initial trial in 2020 by the Federal Penal Tribunal, with today’s hearing constituting an appeal by the Public Ministry of the Confederation. Al-Khelaifi is accused of “instigation of aggravated dishonest management”.

In that first trial, both had seen the Swiss court call for sentences of the same length as today’s request – although they were partly suspended sentences. RMC Sport report that this Tuesday’s request does not include any suspended sentence.

A final judgement has been placed under deliberation and is expected in several weeks.

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