Swiss prosecutors have dropped the criminal case against FIFA President Gianni Infantino, announcing their findings today, October 26. The decision comes after investigating allegations surrounding a secretive meeting between Infantino and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.
Before the Swiss prosecutors’ involvement, FIFA’s ethics committee had conducted its own preliminary investigation in August 2020, concluding that Infantino had not violated any regulations.
The lawsuit filed in July 2020 accused Infantino of breaching office protocols and being complicit in corruption. However, the Swiss prosecutors have now stated that their inquiries have disproved these claims.
According to the prosecutors, their investigation did not find evidence to suggest that the Swiss Attorney General’s office was manipulated or involved in inappropriate or unlawful activities.
Swiss Prosecutors Clear FIFA President Infantino of Criminal Charges
In response to the news, Infantino expressed his relief, stating, “I see this as a complete victory for both myself and FIFA. The accusations against me were baseless attempts by individuals driven by envy and corruption to tarnish my reputation. A sincere apology for the harm caused would be the least these individuals could offer.”
He added, “The investigation has unequivocally confirmed that my actions have always followed the law, with my sole focus being the protection of FIFA and the sport of football.”
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