A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.
A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office on Friday said it had this week appointed Stefan Keller to evaluate four complaints filed by unidentified people.
The statement gave no timetable for Keller to either dismiss the complaints as unfounded or recommend further investigations.
Lauber and Infantino met twice in 2016, soon after the FIFA president was elected, and again in June 2017 while the attorney general controlled a sprawling investigation into corruption linked to the governing body of soccer and officials worldwide.
Both Lauber and Infantino have denied any wrongdoing.