QATAR BID FOR 2022 WORLD CUP

INDUSTRY

Government

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Qatar

SUMMARY OF ALLEGATIONS

Nationality of Foreign Officials: France

Summary of Allegations:

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is alleged to have accepted bribes to support Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, news sources reported on 4 August 2017.

The allegations center around a Qatari company buying a stake in a French energy and waste company, Veolia, and the sale of football club Paris Saint-Germain to another Qatari firm. Sarkozy is alleged to have received kickbacks from those deals in exchange for France’s vote for Qatar. Sarkozy was president at the time his country supported the Qatari bid. 


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ENFORCEMENT RESULTS

Agencies: France: National Public Proscecutor's Office
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Ongoing: Yes
Details:

French authorities are reportedly undertaking a criminal investigation of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy over allegations he accepted bribes to support Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Investigators are examining whether Sarkozy received kickbacks from several deals in exchange for France’s vote for Qatar. As of 31 Jan 2018, no updates are available. 



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