Panama papers: UEFA HQ searched by Swiss police

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With over 11 million files leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, current FIFA president and former UEFA general secretary and director of legal services, Gianni Infantino, has been named.

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Despite Infantino deny any wrongdoing, UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland have been raided by the Swiss authorities on Wednesday.

Swiss federal police have confirmed the raid which — according to the Guardian — was to seize details of a TV rights contract co-signed between Infantino and two businessmen in 2006.

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They claim that the documents leaked in the “Panama Papers” include a TV contract for the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup for Ecuador. The two businessmen who also signed the paper along with Infantino are Hugo Jinkis and his son, Mariano Jinkis.

Both Jinkis’ are currently under house arrest in Argentinian after being accused of bribery in the U.S. investigation into corruption at FIFA.

It is believed the company they owned in Argentina, Cross Trading, bought the TV rights for $111,000 and then sold them straight to Ecuadorian broadcaster Teleamazonas for $311,170.

Up until this point UEFA had denied doing any business with the 14 individuals indicted in the U.S. led investigation into corruption and bribery at FIFA.

UEFA released a statement following the raid on Wednesday:

Uefa can confirm that today we received a visit from the office of the Swiss federal police acting under a warrant and requesting sight of the contracts between Uefa and Cross Trading / Teleamazonas. Naturally, Uefa is providing the federal police with all relevant documents in our possession and will cooperate fully.”