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Paris Saint-Germain president faces corruption inquiry


The president of Paris Saint-Germain football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption, a French judicial official said.

The preliminary charge of “active corruption” was filed in mid-May, said the official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the investigation publicly. No other details were given.

Le Parisien newspaper said the investigating magistrate suspected Khelaifi of signing off on a $3.5m payment to the former International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack to help Qatar win the right to host the track world championships.

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