Swiss court investigates FIFA president Infantino
A court in Zurich launched an investigation on Thursday into FIFA chairman Gianni Infantino. The Swiss are suspected of corruption.
An uncommon investigator has been designated to lead the examination into Infantino’s contacts with Michael Lauber, who was the federal prosecutor at the head of the Swiss prosecutor’s office. Authorities report that the investigation into Infantino has begun and formal permission has been sought to initiate legal action against Lauber.
Last week, Lauber offered his resignation after the court concluded that he had withheld a meeting with Infantino. He should have asked for official permission.
Special Prosecutor Stefan Keller was appointed earlier this month to investigate possible corruption of Infantino and Lauber. He reports having found evidence of criminal offences. Both Infantino and Lauber deny that.