UEFA confirmed a visit from Swiss Federal Police this afternoon in connection with contracts agreed between European football’s governing body and the companies Cross Trading and Teleamazonas, Deutsche Welle reports.
A report by the BBC suggested that Gianni Infantino – then UEFA Director of Legal Services – signed off on a contract for UEFA broadcasting rights in 2006 with two businessmen – brothers Hugo and Mariano Jinkis – owners of Cross Trading, which is at the center of a corruption probe by authorities in the United States.
The reports gave details that the rights for Champions League games in Ecuador were sold for $111,000 (97,500 euros) to “Cross Trading” before being sold to a national broadcaster for $311,170. Leaks from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca named Infantino as signing off on the deals under investigation.
In a statement on Tuesday, Infantino said he was “dismayed” that his “integrity is being doubted.”
He added: “As media themselves report, there is no indication whatsoever of any wrongdoings from neither UEFA or myself in this matter. I never personally dealt with Cross Trading nor their owners.”
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) 6 апреля 2016 г.