• PSG president keeps silent at athletics corruption hearing
October 15, 2019
Paris - Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi remained silent during questioning by French prosecutors on Doha's candidacy to stage the world athletics championships, according to official documents seen by AFP on Monday.
"I exercise my right to silence," the Qatari replied to each of the 28 questions put to him at the June 11 in Paris.
He was charged in May in connection with Doha's candidacy to stage the championships.
French prosecutors are looking specifically at two payments of $3.5 million (3.18 million euros) in 2011 by Oryx Qatar Sports Investment, a company run by Nasser's brother Khalid Al-Khelaifi, to a sports marketing firm run by Papa Massata Diack.
Diack's father Lamine Diack was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 1999 to 2015 and a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Al-Khelaifi has denied any wrongdoing.
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