Fifa comes out fighting in defence of accused president Gianni Infantino | The Guardian

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No factual basis for claims of criminality, says Alasdair Bell Investigation relates to meetings with then attorney generalFifa has forcefully rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing against its president, Gianni Infantino, after the Swiss special federal prosecutor, Stefan Keller, announced a criminal investigation into him last week.In a combative, at times scornful response, Fifa’s deputy general secretary, Alasdair Bell, said there was “no factual basis whatsoever” for any allegations of criminality. He said Fifa had not yet even been notified of any allegations, and he expressed impatience with the Swiss investigations into alleged corruption during the previous Fifa regime before Infantino was elected in February 2016, promising to reform and clean up Fifa. Continue reading…

  • No factual basis for claims of criminality, says Alasdair Bell
  • Investigation relates to meetings with then attorney general

Fifa has forcefully rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing against its president, Gianni Infantino, after the Swiss special federal prosecutor, Stefan Keller, announced a criminal investigation into him last week.

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In a combative, at times scornful response, Fifa’s deputy general secretary, Alasdair Bell, said there was “no factual basis whatsoever” for any allegations of criminality. He said Fifa had not yet even been notified of any allegations, and he expressed impatience with the Swiss investigations into alleged corruption during the previous Fifa regime before Infantino was elected in February 2016, promising to reform and clean up Fifa.

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