The president of the world football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino is free from the allegations hanging on him as Swiss Prosecutors dropped the criminal case against him today, October 26.
Before the prosecutors dragged him to Swiss court, FIFA’s ethics committee completed its preliminary investigation in August 2020 and determined that Gianni Infantino had broken no rules.
A lawsuit against Infantino was filed in July 2020 over an alleged covert meeting with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.
The prosecutors claimed that Infantino’s meeting with Lauber broke office rules and that the Swiss-Italian football administrator was involved in aiding and abetting corruption.
However, earlier today, the Swiss prosecutors declared that their investigations had “invalidated” the claims made against Infantino.
They said their investigation did not confirm that the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland was “instrumentalized” into “unusual, inexplicable, erroneous or even criminal acts or omissions.”
In reaction to the development, Infantino said in a statement: “This is a full and clear victory for me, for the new Fifa and justice.
“It is now clear that the accusations against me were mere attempts by poor, envious, and corrupt people to attack my reputation. If these people have some dignity left, they should at least have the decency and apologize for their actions and the damage caused.
“Indeed and with no surprise, the investigation fully and clearly confirms that I have always acted lawfully and correctly, always defending exclusively the interests of Fifa and football.”