Former FIFA’s Ethics Committee chief quits Swiss prosecution authority amid corruption probes against…

Geneva: A former head of FIFA’s Ethics Committee has stepped down from his position on Switzerland’s prosecution supervisory authority in order to not hamper ongoing investigations into football, it was announced Monday.

Cornel Borbely presided on the investigation chamber of world football governing body’s ethics committee from May 2015 until his dismissal alongside adjudicatory chamber head Hans-Joachim Eckert in May 2017, following the arrival of Gianni Infantino as FIFA president.

FIFA. Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

In a brief statement, Switzerland’s public prosecutor’s office (MPC) said that “current developments in complex investigations into football … have resulted in this area becoming of unexpected importance in the activities of the AS-MPC (MPC’s supervisory authority)”.

The supervisory authority has six members, who are responsible for ensuring the smooth running of investigations conducted by the MPC.

“In order to enable the AS-MPC to count on all of its resources,

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