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Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA President Gianni Infantino

July 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A special prosecutor appointed to look into undocumented meetings between Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched criminal proceedings against the head of world football and requested approval to open proceedings against Lauber, Swiss authorities announced on Thursday.

(CNN)A special prosecutor appointed to look into undocumented meetings between Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched criminal proceedings against the head of world football and requested approval to open proceedings against Lauber, Swiss authorities announced on Thursday.

Lauber, who has been Attorney General since 2012, offered to resign last week after a Swiss Federal court concluded he covered up a behind closed-doors meeting with Infantino in June 2017 and lied to supervisors while his office investigated corruption surrounding world football's governing body.

In a statement to CNN, the Swiss Attorney General's Office (OAG) said that it had taken note of the development and said Lauber would make statements to parliamentary committees if necessary.

The 50-year-old Infantino was reelected for a second term as president of football's international governing body in June 2019 having run unopposed.

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