The Swiss prosecution is demanding 28 months in prison against PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi for involvement in cheating with broadcasting rights of several major football tournaments, Swiss news agency Keystone ATS reports Tuesday.
According to the Swiss prosecutor, Al-Khelaifi, who in addition to being PSG chairman, also owns the Qatari media company beIN Media Group, has been guilty of corruption and criminal behavior in granting the broadcasting rights to several FIFA tournaments between 2018 and 2030, such as World Cups and Confederations Cup editions.
Al-Khelaifi would have received a share of the rights in exchange for favors for Jérôme Valcke, the right-hand man of former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.
For example, Valcke was allowed to stay for free for a long period in a luxury villa of Al-Khelaifi on the Italian island of Sardinia.
According to the prosecution, the rental charges would normally be a minimum of 800,000 euros.
The Swiss public prosecutor demanded a three-year prison sentence against Valcke.
The Swiss, who was suspended for 12 years by FIFA's ethics committee in 2016 for involvement in a large-scale corruption case within the world football association, is said to have received bribes and enriched himself.
He received 1.25 million euros into his account through his company without reporting this to FIFA.
The judiciary in Switzerland already opened an investigation into the case in 2017.
On Wednesday, the lawyers of Al-Khelaifi and Valcke will give their plea.
It is not clear when the Swiss court will rule.
In addition to his role as chairman of PSG and the BelN media group, Al-Khelaifi is also part of the UEFA executive committee.
He was previously charged with corruption surrounding the allocation of the broadcasting rights to the World Cups in 2026 and 2030, but that charge has been dropped following a settlement with FIFA.