A Swiss special prosecutor has asked for a criminal investigation to be started over the use of a private jet by FIFA president Gianni Infantino in 2017.
said his inquiries had found that there were
“clear signs of criminally reprehensible behavior”
in the flight from Suriname to Geneva.
A statement on his website wrote he had given the case to the Swiss federal prosecutor’s office.
FIFA’s ethics committee said in August that it was ending its investigation due to
“the evident lack of a prima facie case regarding any alleged breach of the FIFA code of ethics”
Criminal procedures were initiated against Infantino in relation to those meetings on July 30 of this year after
concluded there were “
indications of criminal conduct”.
Infantino and FIFA rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing related to his meetings with Lauber.
Speaking in August, FIFA’s deputy general secretary Alasdair Bell implied:
“There is something a little bit grotesque and unfair about all this because we are 100 percent confident that there will never be a criminal charge, far less a criminal conviction against the FIFA president.
“But we have a situation, and we have to acknowledge this, where objectively there is damage to both FIFA and to the FIFA president simply because of the existence of this criminal investigation and we think that’s not right.”
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