Swiss open criminal case against Infantino

Sports | AGENCIES 31 Jul 2020

A criminal case against Fifa president Gianni Infantino was opened yesterday by a Swiss special prosecutor.

The case is connected to a meeting that the 50-year-old Infantino had with Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber.

Stefan Keller closed an investigation into two complaints involving Infantino and Lauber after turning up "elements that make up reprehensible behavior.''

Lauber last week offered to resign after it was concluded he had covered up a meeting with Infantino and lied to supervisors while his office investigated corruption surrounding football's governing body. His last day of active duty is set for August 31.

Keller opened a criminal case against Infantino as well as Valais prosecutor Rinaldo Arnold, and has sought authorization to open a legal case against Lauber, too, according to a statement from the Swiss authority overseeing the federal prosecutors office.

Both Lauber, 54, and Infantino have denied any wrongdoing.

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