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Qatar implicates three German officials in the case of «fraud and collusion»

2019-08-06T22:11:46.583Z

Swiss prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against three former German football federation officials - Theo Zwanziger, Wolfgang Niersbach and Horst R. Schmidt, along with former FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi, has been hit by payments


Swiss prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against three former German football federation officials - Theo Zwanziger, Wolfgang Niersbach and Horst R. Schmidt, along with former FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi, over suspected payments linked to the 2006 World Cup in Germany, accusing each of "fraud and collusion" after discovering a transfer of funds through a Swiss law firm to a Qatari-owned company The former AFC president, Mohammed bin Hammam, has no clear purpose.

Nirsbach faces charges of aiding fraud, prosecutors said in Bern on Thursday. Prosecutors said he had kept investigations in July against those convicted of money-laundering charges. In July, prosecutors decided to separate investigations against the World Cup organizing committee chief. In 2006 in France, Franck Beckenbauer, citing Beckenbauer's health, said that "according to the current assessment, it does not allow participation in the hearings before the Federal Court of Switzerland."

Investigations revealed that Beckenbauer received a loan from businessman Robert Louis Dreyfus, worth 10 million Swiss francs. The money arrived at the accounts of former FIFA official Mohammed bin Hammam. The repayment was made three years later through a satellite account. For FIFA.

The prosecution said: "The exact target for payment of this amount to Mohammed bin Hammam has not been set, and the request for mutual legal assistance from the Qatari authorities in September 2016 remained unanswered to this day."

"The payment has led to numerous investigations and the resignation of Nirsbach over allegations that he used the money to buy votes for Germany's bid to host the 2006 tournament," the bureau said.

Prosecutors explained that in order to complete the payment process, the defendants demonstrated this process to the presidency of the organizing committee of the World Cup, contrary to the truth, as a contribution from the organizing committee of the World Cup in 2006, at the opening ceremony of the 2006 tournament. Preventing the statute of limitation of the case, from at least a first instance judgment by April 2020.

Qatar's football-related crises are not limited to the 2006 World Cup, with Doha 2022 facing multiple charges of bribes paid by Qatar to win the tournament. In March, The Sunday Times revealed that it had Leaked documents show that Qatar paid $ 880 million in secret to FIFA, 21 days before the vote on the right to host the 2022 World Cup, noting that these documents will be added to a long list of suspicious Qatari transactions, which surrounded the victory of Doha to host 2022 World Cup.

Al Jazeera executives signed a $ 400 million contract for the right to broadcast the World Cup in 2018 and 2022, before selecting the hosts. The contracts also included a $ 100 million offer to be deposited in a FIFA account only. If Qatar succeeds in the ballot, and cites a second television rights contract for another $ 480 million Qatar offered to FIFA in 2013, it is now part of an investigation into the bribes that have shaken FIFA's name and contributed to the dramatic changes that have taken place. By the Union.

Increasing disclosures about Qatar's bid to host the world's largest sporting competition in Doha in three years have doubled, especially as the $ 400 million bid before the vote is a clear violation of FIFA's regulations to combat Bribes, which prohibit bidding-related entities from making financial offers to the sports body, pointing out that FIFA did not discuss other offers for broadcasting rights.

• Since 2016, the Qatari authorities have not responded to the request for mutual legal assistance in the case.

• 10 million Swiss francs, reached the account «Bin Hammam», without specifying the exact target.

Source: emara

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