A Swiss court ruled that a special prosecutor investigating Switzerland’s former attorney general acted illegally while pursuing a separate case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino, football’s governing body said.

Prosecutor Stefan Keller said in December that Infantino should face a criminal investigation for disloyal management by using a FIFA-booked private jet from Suriname to Geneva in 2017. Infantino had visited football federations in the Caribbean.

FIFA’s Infantino explains his Swiss criminal case to members

“Now it is clear that this unfounded and defamatory statement was made on the basis of an investigative act which was itself illegal, null and void,” FIFA said.

In a statement, Keller’s office said the Swiss federal criminal court ruled he did not have the authority to conduct an interview in November with someone close to Infantino about the use of the jet….

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