Swiss prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA boss Infantino

Switzerland’s public prosecutor has started a criminal investigation against FIFA President Gianni Infantino, several outlets in Europe report including the Athletic. One of the topics in the proceeding is a much-discussed meeting between Infantino and Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber, who left the FIFA last week.

It refers to a meeting between the two in 2017. Last week a judge in Switzerland revealed that Lauber tried to cover up the meeting he had with Infantino. Three years ago the attorney general was investigating corruption in the board of FIFA. Also, Infantino is being accused of inducing employees of Lauber to abuse their position. FIFA could be suspended 90 days.

The Swiss authorities report on Thursday that by holding a meeting both Infantino and Lauber have broken the law. Both have already stated that they have done nothing wrong. The FIFA are yet to release a statement on the matter about the charges Infantino faces. The Swiss president took the job from Sepp Blatter in 2015 and vowed to end corruption in the FIFA.