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Swiss authorities launch criminal probe against FIFA boss Gianni Infantino

A special prosecutor will look into dealings between the head of the global soccer body and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber

New FIFA president Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland, waves to delegates  after his election, during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016  in Zurich
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The special prosecutor Stefan Keller, appointed last month to review complaints against the two men and others, had found indications of criminal conduct related to their meetings

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Criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino by a special prosecutor looking into dealings between the head of the global soccer body and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, Swiss authorities said on Thursday.
 
The special prosecutor Stefan Keller, 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. Both Lauber
Topics : FIFA

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First Published: Jul 30 2020 | 10:14 PM IST

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