Proceedings commenced against Fifa president

Breaking News – Proceedings commenced against Fifa president  

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Swiss prosecutors have launched legal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino in relation to an alleged secret meeting he had with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. 

A special prosecutor Stefan Keller was appointed last month to review criminal complaints against the two men and others. 

The watchdog overseeing the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) stated-‘This concerns abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, assisting offenders and incitement to these acts’ 

The Watchdog said that proceedings had been opened against both Infantino and a regional public prosecutor who was involved in the meetings, and was seeking parliamentary approval to have Lauber’s immunity from prosecution waived.  

More details to follow from Reeds when available.


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