Police raid Uefa offices in 'Panama Papers' probeComments
Swiss police have raided the offices of European football’s governing body Uefa.
BREAKING: After yesterday's Cross Trading/Teleamazonas story,
UEFA</a> have today been raided by Swiss Police. <a href="https://t.co/G7KzqUKq1n">pic.twitter.com/G7KzqUKq1n</a></p>— Messi Minutes (MessiMinutes) April 6, 2016
The move comes in the wake of the ‘Panama Papers’ leak.
The documents mention current Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
Gianni Infantino's statement in full following police raid on Uefa offices https://t.co/D7Js3VGr6Rpic.twitter.com/hcc2Dp2YuW— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) April 6, 2016
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.
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.
Hugo y Mariano Jinkis son excarcelados en caso FIFA: http://t.co/PC0a3Xo4Dupic.twitter.com/0HjVbvR4qJ— TelevisaPuntoCom (@TelevisaDotCom) August 29, 2015
There is no evidence to suggest Uefa, Infantino and Teleamazons did anything wrong.
Here's the truth about Infantino https://t.co/2NYbsDtNqc— Andrew Jennings (@AAndrewJennings) April 6, 2016
Awkward. Just last week Peñarol president Juan Pedro Damiani was Infantino's best mate..and now? #panamapaperspic.twitter.com/myXxAfXe7M— Martin da Cruz (@martindacruz_) April 4, 2016
In a further blow Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani resigned as a FIFA 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 May.
10 marzo 1932 nace en Uruguay, Eugenio Figueredo, ex Presidente Conmebol pic.twitter.com/NmQZhM9MUp— Antonio Ubilla (@AntonioUbilla1) March 10, 2016
Uefa says it is cooperating with police.