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Josep María Bartomeu, detained by the 'Barçagate'

Published:1/03/2021 - 11:58h

Updated:1/03/2021 - 14:39h

Cadena SER has revealed that the ex-president of the FC Barcelona, Josep María Bartomeu, has been detained in the frame of the investigations by the 'Barçagate'

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This Monday the Mossos d'Esquadra have visited the installations of the FC Barcelona in a new chapter of the investigations with respcto to the 'Barçagate', the controversial case of defamation and desprestigio to members of the Barcelona surroundings, between them players like Leo Messi and Gerard Hammered, that destapó in the month of February of the past year.

The Chain BE has informed that, in addition to the inspection to the offices of the Camp Nou, the body of seguiridad has detained to four possible involved in the case. It treats of the ex president of the FC Barcelona, Josep María Bartomeu, in addition to Òscar Grau, executive director of the Barcelona club, Román Gómez Ponti, responsible of the juridical services, and Jaume Masferrer, the one who was adviser of confidence of Bartomeu in the Barça.

By the moment, does not exist an official confirmation in the FC Barcelona and, according to the last informations, in the Barcelona entity, after consulting to the Mossos, do not have proof that Grau and Gómez Ponti have been detained during the day of this Monday. However, the four above-mentioned, up to now, would be the main involved in the 'Barçagate' and of there the reason by which would have been detained.

The crimes that investigate

The 'Barçagate', that already has had until six extentions of secret of summary, investigates the contracting of the FC Barcelona to the company I3 Ventures for, through the social networks, put in doubt to members of the Barcelona team. The case destapó the past year and still does not have his final resolution. Until the moment, knows that the possible crimes investigated are the one of disloyal administration and the one of corruption between individuals.

'The World' desveló does some months that the Catalan police had concluded in his momenro that exist indications of corruption, after investigating to the club as a result of the complaint made by eight partners of the FC Barcelona. Now, with the arrest of Bartomeu, Grau, Gómez Ponti and Masferrer, look for to the first culprits.

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