This content was published on 7 November 2018 9:54
The Office of the Attorney General of Valais has begun an investigation into allegations that a cantonal judge has facilitated contacts between FIFA President Giannis Infonto and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.
The prosecutor of the Valais has appointed a special prosecutor to clarify the close relationship between the Upper Valais Prosecutor (Rinanto Arnold and John Frantino) and the accusations published last week by the Journalism Research Team Football leaksExternal connection.
According to the newspaper «Tages-AnzeigerExternal connection& # 39;Arnold received invitations to participate in World Cup competitions in Russia in 2018, a FIFA conference in Mexico in May 2016 and the final leg of the Champions League in Milan.
According Football leaksArnold also helped Infantino organize a secret meeting in 2016 with Lauber, whose office is investigating numerous cases of alleged corruption involving FIFA. Arnold says he has only a personal relationship with the FIFA president.
FIFA, based in Zurich, for its part, insists that there have never been any irregularities in its relations with the Swiss Public Prosecutor's Office. However, Swiss deputy Hans Stöckli said last weekend to Swiss public television RTS, which would raise the issue in the committee that oversees the activities of the Attorney General.
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