Switzerland on Thursday announced that criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
The Swiss authorities announced that a special prosecutor will proble dealings between the head of the global soccer body and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.
The special prosecutor will review complaints against the two men and others had found indications of criminal conduct related to their meetings.
Both Lauber and Infantino have denied wrongdoing while FIFA has not yet commented on the new developnents.
Infantino was elected in 2016 to replace disgraced Sepp Blatter, who also become the subject of criminal proceedings in 2015.
FIFA was embroiled in the worst corruption scandal in its history in 2015 which led to several officials being indicted in the United States on corruption-related charges.