Swiss attorney general says searched UEFA HQ

Wed Apr 6, 2016 11:37am EDT
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ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General (OAG) conducted a search for evidence at the headquarters of European soccer body on Wednesday, the OAG said on Wednesday.

"The OAG's criminal proceedings are in connection with the acquisition of television rights and are at present directed against persons unknown, meaning that for the time being no specific individual is being targeted by these proceedings," the OAG said in a statement.

The search follows reports from news organizations, citing leaked documents from the Panama Papers, which said recently elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino had as an UEFA official signed off on a contract with two Argentine businessman, who owned an Argentine company called Cross Trading.

(Reporting by Joshua Franklin; Editing by Michael Shields)

Fifa's President Gianni Infantino speaks during a ceremony in Cochabamba, Bolivia March 30, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado