French prosecutors suspect former President Nicolas Sarkozy of accepting bribes from the Qatari authorities for assistance in the promotion of the application of the Emirate on the world championship on football. About this newspaper The Daily Telegraph, citing its own sources.
In particular, the guards check the version of that part of the illegal remuneration former French leader received in the transaction for the sale of shares of the football club PSG Qatari Fund.
The right to host the world Cup in 2022 Qatar won in 2010. This decision caused much controversy about how it is appropriate to play in such a hot climate, as well as suspicion of corruption.
France was one of the countries most actively supporting the application of Doha. According to former UEFA President Michel Platini, a great role was played by Sarkozy, at the time led the country.
In 2013, Platini told about the dinner at the residence of the President of France, attended by the Emir and Prime Minister of Qatar. In particular, they discussed the application of the country to host the world Cup. The former head of UEFA, however, stressed that direct support of Qatar, Sarkozy called for.
In February of this year it became known that Nicolas Sarkozy will be arraigned on charges of illegal financing of its election campaign of 2012.