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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi facing corruption probe over World Cup media rights

PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi with world record signing Neymar Thursday, October 12, 2017 The office of the Swiss attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in relation to World Cup media rights. The new proceedings have arisen from an ongoing investigation into Valcke for alleged acts of “criminal mismanagement” concerning the awarding of World Cup media rights to certain countries. In a statement, the Swiss attorney general said the new proceedings involved suspected cases of bribery, fraud and…

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Watchdog probe into Fox Sky bid confirmed

The bid by 21st Century Fox to buy Sky will be referred to competition regulators in the “coming days”, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed. She said the deal would be examined “on media plurality and genuine commitment to broadcasting standards grounds”. The Competition and Markets Authority will provide their response within 24 weeks of the referral. Ms Bradley will then decide whether the deal may proceed. Fox already owns 39% of Sky but wants full control of the satellite broadcaster. It abandoned one takeover attempt in 2011 following the…

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Gov't probe: Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification. The Health and Human Services inspector general’s office issued an “early alert” Monday on preliminary findings from a large sampling of cases in 33 states. The results were sufficiently alarming that investigators say corrective action is needed now. “We hope that we can stop this from happening to anybody else,” said Curtis…

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Former Dutch government minister to lead tainted egg probe

A former Dutch justice minister was appointed Wednesday to lead an investigation into the illegal use of a pesticide on laying hens, which sparked a food scare in Europe and beyond and led to the destruction of millions of eggs. According to a government-commissioned report, the estimated direct economic cost of the scandal to affected Dutch egg farmers was around 33 million euros ($ 39 million), due to sales bans and measures to clean up contaminated farms. The true cost is likely much higher. The report did not gauge the…

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Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state’s care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group home. Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, of Utica, told the AP on Saturday that he is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the group home and other state-regulated facilities for the disabled where there have been allegations of abuse and neglect. “It’s clear from seeing this that New…

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Fake Google firm shut down after probe

A Manchester-based company that pretended it was linked to Google has been closed following an investigation by the UK’s Insolvency Service. The agency said Movette had used “deceptive methods” to bill clients for the use of Google My Business – a free service provided by the US search firm. Movette had been in business for two-and-a-half years before being wound up in the High Court. It had received more than £500,000 in fees before the intervention. Google My Business is a service that encourages companies to share information and images…

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US-Russia probe: Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will tell a Senate panel later that neither he nor any member of the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the US election. He will say he had no improper contacts and had not relied on Russian funds to finance his business activities. Mr Kushner released his opening statement ahead of the panel meeting. The Senate, along with the House and a special counsel, are all investigating Russian interference in the election. Mr Kushner, 36, is a senior adviser to the president…

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