Date
25 March 2017
After his name surfaced in the so-called Panama Papers, Gianni Infantino says he is 'dismayed' that his integrity has come into question. Photo; Reuters
After his name surfaced in the so-called Panama Papers, Gianni Infantino says he is 'dismayed' that his integrity has come into question. Photo; Reuters

Swiss police raid UEFA offices amid Panama Papers probe

Swiss police raided the European soccer body UEFA on Wednesday to seize information about a contract disclosed in the Panama Papers that involves current FIFA chief, Gianni Infantino.

The raid came after leaked Panama documents suggested that during his time at UEFA, Infantino signed a contract under which broadcast rights were given at a low price to a company which sold them on at a far higher price, Reuters reported.

Infantino had earlier been director of legal services at Uefa.

He is among the growing list of public figures and political leaders whose financial arrangements have come under scrutiny following the leak of documents from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Infantino said he is “dismayed” that his integrity is being questioned in the wake of media reports related to the Panama Papers.

UEFA said in a statement Wednesday that it has “received a visit from the office of the Swiss Federal Police acting under a warrant and requesting sight of the contracts between UEFA and Cross Trading/Teleamazonas”.

Infantino said in a FIFA statement that the contract had been “properly conducted” by UEFA.

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