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Fifa's President Gianni Infantino under criminal investigation

Category: World

Date: 2020-07-31T10:13:48+0000
Fifa's President Gianni Infantino under criminal investigation

Shafaq News/ A special prosecutor has launched criminal proceedings against FIFA head Gianni Infantino over his secret meetings with Switzerland's attorney general after "indications of criminal conduct", Deutsche Welle reported.

FIFA chairman Gianni Infantino faces charges over his dealings with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, authorities said Thursday. Swiss prosecutors have previously found indications of criminal conduct related to the meetings between the two men.

Last week, Lauber offered his resignation after a court found that, while Lauber's office was investigating FIFA-related corruption, the prosecutor had tried to hide a meeting with the FIFA head and lied to his supervisors in the Swiss judiciary.

Lauber is now set to leave his post at the end of August.

Lauber and Infantino allegedly met in secret three times in 2016 and 2017. Both of the men have denied any wrongdoing.


It is noteworthy that Former FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has been removed from office, because of his conviction on corruption charges.



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