Swiss judiciary seek clarification of Lauber’s Infantino powwows

May 16 – The ongoing saga over the conduct of Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber relating to a series of private meetings he held with FIFA president Gianni Infantino has taken yet another twist with reports that Lauber may not be able to run for a third term.

Swiss judicial authorities have reportedly postponed any election until September while it investigates any wrongdoing by Lauber whose office has been looking into numerous cases of alleged FIFA-related corruption since 2015.

Lauber has publicly defended the contacts with Infantino, arguing they were necessary amid the sprawling probe into FIFA’s activities.

Lauber has acknowledged two meetings with Infantino, saying they were intended to help advance the probe. However, he claims to have no recollection of an apparent third meeting as reported by swiss media and has steadfastly denied accusations of intentionally withholding information.

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