While former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke denies any relationship with Nasser Al Khelaifi in statements to L’Equipe, in which he asserts that the granting of television rights to the world champions was not his responsibility, in Italy they reveal that French received a special ‘gift’ from the president of Paris Saint Germain. Il Messaggero said that Italian authorities, at the request of their colleagues in Switzerland and with the presence of Judge John M. Delogu , have requisitioned a mansion in Porto Cervo (Sardinia), the most luxurious tourist area of the island, which would constitute the ” means of corruption “of Al Khelaifion Valcke . That property has an approximate value of seven million euros.
The lawsuit was carried out by the Finance Police of the town of Sassari in northern Sardinia on a property of the international real estate company “Casa Blanca”, a luxurious mansion of Porto Cervo, which was in full available Jerôme Valcke , former FIFA general secretary who is suspended for ten years. Present were Judge John M. Delogu and representatives of the Swiss Public Prosecutor’s Office who carried out searches and checks of the interior of the property.
According to the Roman newspaper, the researchers believe that this luxurious mansion would be part of the “means of bribery” used by the president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi in relation to Jerôme Valcke to acquire the rights of television of the Glasses of the world of 2026 and 2030.
The injunction was notified by the Court of Appeal of Cagliari, Independent Section of Sassari and executed by members of the Fiscal Police of Sassari. This action comes at the end of a series of complex investigations into the granting of emission allowances from several World Cups initiated by the police and judicial authorities of Switzerland in March 2017. Then followed the specific rogatory under which they were confirmed and strengthened previous research evidence by the Swiss judicial police.
In principle, the accusation that investigates Nasser Al Khelaifi , Jerome Valcke himself and ‘ Mr. X ‘ (an important businessman of the means of the television rights associated to the president of the PSG) is the crime of corporate fraud, aggravated fraud, false documents and private corruption.
Bein Sports, the company of Nasser Al Khelaifi has issued a note denying all allegations, while Jerome Valcke has assured L’Equipe that “there is a lawsuit that accuses me of having benefited, especially from Al- Khelaïfi , for granting transmission rights below market value in the Middle East. I simply want to say that it is not true. I never received any reward from anyone. “