The entity initiated a process against the FIFA president.
This Thursday, the Swiss prosecution notified that it opened a criminal investigation against Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA, due to the clandestine meeting he had with Michael Lauber, Swiss attorney general, who was in charge of carrying out investigations into corruption cases in the world soccer entity.
Stefan Keller, appointed to take charge of this case, found evidence of criminal activities surrounding the meetings between Infantino and Lauber, so he immediately started going to the fund to find out what happened in those meetings and if they had incidents in past investigations regarding the award of the 2018 World Cups in Russia and Qatar 2022.
For now, the Swiss court will continue to collect evidence, although the two involved have strongly denied that they were related to wrongful acts, much less torpedoed the course of the investigations a few months ago.
The meetings referred to were in 2016 and 2017 after Infantino took over from Joseph Blatter as FIFA’s top manager and following the outbreak of the FIFA Gate scandal.
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