Gianni Infantino: Fifa president cleared in ethics probe
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 5, 2016
following an investigation into his expenses, recruitment and alleged sacking of whistleblowers.
Fifa’s ethics committee found no conflicts of interest and no breaches of the organization’s ethics code, and that the benefits enjoyed by the former Uefa secretary general were not considered improper.
Infantino in reaction said he is pleased with the decision, while appreciating all those who co-operated with the ethics committee to ensure that the facts were heard and the truth prevailed.
Reports emerged last month that the forty-six-year-old was under inquiry from the investigatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee. At the time, the Swiss lawyer was said to be very confident no further action would be taken, with sources close to him describing the allegations as absurd and baseless.
Infantino took charge of football’s world governing body in February after the disgraced Sepp Blatter resigned.