The Fifagate will it hasten the fall of Gianni Infantio. The swiss justice has opened a criminal investigations in the framework of the sprawling corruption case against the president of the Fifa. The federal prosecutor extraordinary " opens a criminal procedure against the president of Fifa, Gianni Infantino, and the first prosecutor of the Haut-Valais, Rinaldo Arnold ", including " abuse of authority ", "violation of secrecy" and " hindering prosecution ".
This announcement comes a week after the resignation of the chief prosecutor switzerland Michael Lauber, questioned for his management of the Fifagate, and suspected of collusion with Gianni Infantino. Michael Lauber, now in charge of the investigation on the Fifagate, and Gianni Infantino, in fact, met informally on several occasions in 2016 and 2017, raising questions about possible collusion.
"There are elements of a behavior objectionable"
The federal prosecutor extraordinary Stefan Keller, appointed in late June to consider the criminal complaints filed against Michael Lauber and Gianni Infantino, has requested a waiver of immunity, Michael Lauber, to be able to also take legal action against him. He concluded that," there are elements of misconduct " following a meeting between Michael Lauber, the president of Fifa, and the first prosecutor of the Haut-Valais, Rinaldo Arnold.
The Fifagate began with the raid of the police of Zurich against the managers of Fifa to the hotel Baur au Lac in 2015. To this date, the organization was chaired by Sepp Blatter. Approximately 45 legal and natural persons have been indicted to date by the american courts in the Fifagate, having uncovered a vast system of corruption, which was undermining especially the federations of the american continent. In Switzerland, more than twenty procedures for the Fifa are open for five years.Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 10:33