Swiss prosecutor launches criminal proceedings against Infantino

Criminal proceedings have been launched against Fifa president Gianni Infantino in Switzerland.

The investigation will look at dealings between the head of world football and Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber.

Lauber offered to resign last Friday after a court concluded that he lied to supervisors about an undisclosed meeting with Infantino while his office probed alleged corruption at the governing body for world football.

The authority overseeing Switzerland’s federal prosecutors has announced today (Thursday) that special prosecutor Stefan Keller has found indications of criminal conduct related to the meetings. Keller has also requested permission to begin proceedings against Lauber.

Infantino has previously denied any wrongdoing while Lauber continues to dispute the allegation that he lied about the meeting.

At the time he offered his resignation, the Swiss attorney general of eight years said in a statement: “In the interests of the institutions I offer my resignation. However, the fact that I am not believed as the attorney general is detrimental to the federal prosecution office.”