Swiss prosecutor in FIFA corruption probe quits after being cleared

A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said on Friday.

The criminal probe into the head of the Swiss federal prosecution’s economic crimes division, Olivier Thormann, has been dropped, the attorney general’s office said in a statement.

The OAG announced last week Thormann’s temporary suspension in connection with “investigations into football and FIFA”, but did not specify which probes the prosecutor had been working on or the nature of the charges against him.

But Ulrich Weder, a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the case, told the RTS public broadcaster Friday that Thormann had been accused of “violating trade secrets, accepting benefits and corruption in connection with (his) contacts with a former FIFA employee.”

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He was cleared on all counts, OAG said, adding that the

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