October 12, 2017 / 1:41 PM / 9 months 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 - Football Soccer - Paris St Germain v Montpellier - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - 22/4/17 - Paris St Germain's charmain and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi poses before the match. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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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