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Police raid Uefa offices in 'Panama Papers' probe

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Police raid Uefa offices in 'Panama Papers' probe

<p>Swiss police have raided the offices of European football’s governing body Uefa.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">BREAKING</span>: After yesterday's Cross Trading/Teleamazonas story, <a href="https://twitter.com/UEFA"><code>UEFA</a> have today been raided by Swiss Police. <a href="https://t.co/G7KzqUKq1n">pic.twitter.com/G7KzqUKq1n</a></p>&mdash; Messi Minutes (</code>MessiMinutes) <a href="https://twitter.com/MessiMinutes/status/717719796381523968">April 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The move comes in the wake of the ‘Panama Papers’ leak.</p> <p>The documents mention current Fifa president Gianni Infantino.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gianni Infantino's statement in full following police raid on Uefa offices <a href="https://t.co/D7Js3VGr6R">https://t.co/D7Js3VGr6R</a> <a href="https://t.co/hcc2Dp2YuW">pic.twitter.com/hcc2Dp2YuW</a></p>— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/IndyFootball/status/717779764141023232">April 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>While working for Uefa as director of legal services Infantino co-signed a TV rights deal with an Argentine company called Cross Trading, which then sold them on at a huge profit to Equadorian TV broadcaster Teleamazons.</p> <p>Cross trading is owned by Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano, both under house arrest in Argentina and both indicted by the US as part of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Hugo y Mariano Jinkis son excarcelados en caso <span class="caps">FIFA</span>: <a href="http://t.co/PC0a3Xo4Du">http://t.co/PC0a3Xo4Du</a> <a href="http://t.co/0HjVbvR4qJ">pic.twitter.com/0HjVbvR4qJ</a></p>— TelevisaPuntoCom (@TelevisaDotCom) <a href="https://twitter.com/TelevisaDotCom/status/637419449730121728">August 29, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>There is no evidence to suggest Uefa, Infantino and Teleamazons did anything wrong.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here's the truth about Infantino <a href="https://t.co/2NYbsDtNqc">https://t.co/2NYbsDtNqc</a></p>— Andrew Jennings (@AAndrewJennings) <a href="https://twitter.com/AAndrewJennings/status/717784743107026951">April 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Awkward. Just last week Peñarol president Juan Pedro Damiani was Infantino's best mate..and now? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/panamapapers?src=hash">#panamapapers</a> <a href="https://t.co/myXxAfXe7M">pic.twitter.com/myXxAfXe7M</a></p>— Martin da Cruz (@martindacruz_) <a href="https://twitter.com/martindacruz_/status/716951239083188224">April 4, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>In a further blow Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani resigned as a <span class="caps">FIFA</span> ethics judge after the Panama Papers linked his legal firm to several offshore companies connected to Eugenio Figueredo, a former Fifa vice-president arrested last <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/27/several-top-fifa-officials-arrested">May</a>. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">10 marzo 1932 nace en Uruguay, Eugenio Figueredo, ex Presidente Conmebol <a href="https://t.co/NmQZhM9MUp">pic.twitter.com/NmQZhM9MUp</a></p>— Antonio Ubilla (@AntonioUbilla1) <a href="https://twitter.com/AntonioUbilla1/status/707928762302734336">March 10, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Uefa says it is cooperating with police.</p>