October 12, 2017 / 1:43 PM / a month ago

BeIn Sports' Paris office searched as part of criminal probe

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris offices of BeIN Sports were searched on Thursday as part of a criminal probe against former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and Qatar’s beIN Media Chief Executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, French authorities said.

FILE PHOTO: Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke presents the World Cup Trophy during the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

The French financial prosecutor’s office issued a statement on Thursday saying that two of its representatives, along with other French officials dealing with anti-corruption and tax avoidance affairs, had carried out the search.

It added that the operation had been carried out in conjunction with the EuroJust body and Swiss authorities.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Toby Chopra

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