Fifa keeps silent: Infantino despite the criminal proceedings, President

The International football Federation (Fifa) has not spoken yet to the question whether his ethics Commission will resume after the opening of criminal proceedi

Fifa keeps silent: Infantino despite the criminal proceedings, President

The International football Federation (Fifa) has not spoken yet to the question whether his ethics Commission will resume after the opening of criminal proceedings, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's office against its President Gianni Infantino self-investigation. According to the rules of the Fifa, could be suspended-in-chief immediately for 90 days on a provisional basis. On the request of Fifa in Zurich was not available for comment.

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The Swiss Anti-corruption expert and former Governance Officer of Fifa, Mark Pieth, told this newspaper, in the logic of ethics is the rules that officials of the Fifa, against which a criminal case course, would have to recuse him or herself. So Infantinos predecessor of Joseph Blatter was in the fall of 2015, as it became public that the Swiss Prosecutor's office had resumed a criminal case against him, of the then Fifa-inspectors, initially for three months of its tasks, relieved. Later, Blatter received a six-year ban.

Much depends on the allegations against Infantino. The special Prosecutor of the Swiss investigation authority, which is faced due to the football procedure with a legal scandal, accusing the Fifa chief of incitement to products of abuse of power and violation of Amtsgeheim. Background secret and not-logged conversations, led by the head of the office of the attorney General, Michael Lauber, and at least one other Prosecutor to Fifa-corruption procedures with Infantino are. Lauber is also facing a criminal case.

Fifa sent a statement of your President: "Let me again be clear: The Meeting with the Federal Prosecutor should contribute to a seamless education. At that time, over twenty cases against former Fifa members were pending. This essential duty of disclosure in accordance with the Fifa, I am fulfilled, and will continue to do so.“ The German football Association and European football Association wanted to give on demand any opinion on the criminal case against Infantino.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 12:19

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