After Switzerland opened legal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino, the football body has recognized the decision made by the Swiss Federal Special Prosecutor.
On Thursday, Swiss prosecutors launched a legal process against Infantino after concluding that there were “indications of criminal activity” in a meeting between the president and an official who oversaw investigations into soccer corruption. And now FIFA has recognized the decision to open the investigation.
“People remember well where FIFA was as an institution in 2015, and how much judicial intervention was actually needed to help restore the credibility of the organization,” the FIFA president said earlier today.
“As FIFA president, it has been my goal from day one, and it remains my goal, to assist the authorities in investigating past mistakes at FIFA. FIFA officials have met with prosecutors in other jurisdictions around the world for this purpose. People people have been convicted and sentenced, thank you for FIFA’s cooperation, and especially in the United States, where our cooperation has resulted in more than 40 criminal convictions.Thus, I remain fully supportive of the judicial process, and FIFA remains willing to cooperate entirely with Swiss authorities for this purpose. “
In addition, as far as FIFA is concerned, and as previously communicated on Thursday 25 June 2020 by FIFA President: “Meeting the Swiss Attorney General is legal and lawful. There are no violations. On the contrary, there are no violations. Conversely “It is also part of the FIFA President’s fiduciary duty.”
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