Swiss prosecutor closes investigation into private jet for Infantino

FIFA welcomes decision by Switzerland’s Attorney General’s Office closing investigation into private jet chartered to fly from Suriname to Switzerland in 2017

FIFA welcomes the decision by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (MPC), which closed the investigation against FIFA president Gianni Infantino relating to a private jet chartered to fly from Suriname to Switzerland in 2017. It has been confirmed that the travel arrangements, made by the FIFA President’s Office and Travel Department, were in line with compliance rules and regulations, a decision which is in line with the ruling by FIFA’s Ethics Committee in August 2020 on this case.

Furthermore, the MPC recognized that the arrangements for reporting in relation to these travel arrangements at the time were entirely justified. Following the MPC ruling, the Swiss state will bear all costs related to the investigation, while the FIFA president has also decided to waive any claim for damages, thus waiving any compensation. Since the start of the proceedings, the FIFA president has been at the full disposal of the Swiss authorities and remains confident that the judicial system recognizes that the current FIFA administration has moved on from the past and has now established itself as a credible and respected.