Sports

Swiss launch criminal probe of FIFA boss Infantino, seek probe of AG

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

Sport

A special prosecutor appointed to look into dealings between Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched criminal proceedings against the head of world soccer and requested approval to open proceedings against Lauber, authorities said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at the UEFA Congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

30 Jul 2020 08:30PM
(Updated: 30 Jul 2020 09:20PM)

Share this content

Bookmark

ZURICH: A special prosecutor looking into dealings between Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched criminal proceedings against the head of world soccer and sought approval to open proceedings against Lauber, the Swiss authorities said on Thursday.

Lauber last week offered to resign after a court concluded he had covered up a meeting with Infantino and lied to supervisors while his office investigated corruption surrounding soccer's governing body.

Advertisement

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

Advertisement

Both Lauber and Infantino have denied any wrongdoing.

Lauber officially tendered his resignation on Tuesday, his office said, with his last day of active duty set for Aug. 31.

The authority overseeing Lauber's Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said that special prosecutor Stefan Keller, appointed last month to review criminal complaints against the two men and others, had found indications of criminal conduct related to their meetings.

"This concerns abuse of public office, breach of ofRead More – Source