Monday, May 16

Criminal Probe Launched Against FIFA President, Infantino By A Swiss Prosecutor

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Frankie Omokhua

A special prosecutor on Thursday opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.

Reports say the development is looking into dealings between the Infantino and Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber.

The special prosecutor, Stefan Keller, who was appointed last month to review complaints against the two men and others, had found indications of criminal conduct related to their meetings, according to the AB-BA watchdog which oversees the Attorney General’s Office.

“This concerns abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, assisting offenders and incitement to these acts,” the watchdog said in a statement. However, both Lauber and Infantino have denied wrongdoing.

In a statement, FIFA said it would cooperate fully while Infantino added that it was “perfectly legitimate and perfectly legal” to meet the Swiss Attorney General. “It’s not a violation of anything,” he said.

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino 
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