Khelaifi is CEO of star French football club Paris Saint-Germain.
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The Qatari president of French football club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi, is under formal investigation in France for alleged corruption related to Doha's bid to host the athletics world championship, a French judicial source said Thursday. Two other sources said Khelaifi and a close associate were questioned by investigators in March in relation to the bidding process for the 2017 athletics event.Qatar did go on to secure the rights to hold the 2019 world championships to be held in October.The judicial source said the investigation into Khelaifi's alleged wrongdoing spanned both the 2017 and 2019 bidding processes.Khelaifi, 45, is deeply involved with sports and sporting events in Qatar.In the four years since, the French probe has widened to include the bidding process for the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympic Games, as well as the world athletics championships.
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