The Swiss Prosecutor's office has opened a criminal case against the President of Fifa, Gianni Infantino. This is a secret Meeting between the head of the world football Association and the head of the office of the attorney General, Michael Lauber, as the Supervisory authority informed the Federal Prosecutor's office on Thursday in Bern. Is accused of is also a also at the Meeting, present chief Prosecutor.
This Infantino device just over a year after his re-election as President of Fifa, more in expository. At the beginning of June, the world governing body had rejected all the accusations against the 50-Year-old. Infantino "has certainly done nothing wrong, adding he has met Mr Lauber. It is not a crime to meet with the Federal Prosecutor and that such Meetings are not unusual. Gianni Infantinos Motivation was to provide the Swiss authorities with any assistance,“ he said then.
Also against Lauber is now to be opened a criminal case. However, he is protected until the end of January 2021, at the office, and therefore law enforcement. Therefore, the specially appointed, requested extraordinary state Prosecutor to the Parliament lifting his immunity.
"He (the coming extraordinary Prosecutor) to the conclusion that, in connection with the Meeting of Federal Prosecutor Michael Lauber with the Fifa President and the Valais Prosecutor signs of criminal behavior exist", - stated in the message of the Supervisory authority. The abuse of power, breach of official Secrecy, favouritism and the incitement to these offences.
Lauber had submitted his resignation, after the Supervisory authority had him reprimanded for the Meeting already, and to him a violation of his official duties and false statements by accused. He rejected the accusations. The secret Meetings have been held in 2016 and 2017, while the Federal government determined advocacy against Fifa due to corruption. The investigation concerns, among others, the Awarding of the football world Cup in 2018 to Russia and 2022 to Qatar.Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 09:19