“FIFA” stated in an official statement: “The International Federation and its president deny any interference or suggestion that he might have made and led to the conclusion that he tried to influence the prosecutor of the federation.”
He continued: “The FIFA President will continue his duties fully in the confines of the International Federation and shoulder its responsibilities. He will continue to extend his cooperation with the authorities in Switzerland and in the world as a whole, as he always did.”
On Thursday, the judiciary announced in a statement that Special Prosecutor Stephen Keeler “reached the conclusion that there are indications of criminal behavior” surrounding the meetings between Infantino, Lauber and Reynaldo Arnold, the childhood friend of President Viva, who became the first public prosecutor for the Ho-Valais region.
The statement touched on violations including “the abuse of public office, the breach of official secrecy, assistance to offenders and incitement to such acts.”