Swiss at­tor­ney gen­eral quits af­ter Fifa scan­dal

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The most se­nior lawyer in Switzer­land has re­signed af­ter a court con­cluded he had cov­ered up a meet­ing with Gianni In­fantino dur­ing a Fifa cor­rup­tion in­quiry. Michael Lauber, the Swiss at­tor­ney gen­eral and fed­eral prose­cu­tor, de­nied al­le­ga­tions last June he lied over se­cret meet­ings with In­fantino, the gov­ern­ing body’s pres­i­dent. How­ever, the su­per­vi­sory body that over­sees his of­fice has now ruled he “se­ri­ously vi­o­lated his of­fi­cial and le­gal du­ties”. Lauber had pre­vi­ously clung to his job de­spite damn­ing re­ports from a gov­ern­ment watch­dog. He de­nied ly­ing over the In­fantino meet­ings, but of­fered to re­sign to pro­tect the rep­u­ta­tion of his in­sti­tu­tion.

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