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The judge leaves Bartomeu free and does not accuse the club for 'Barçagate'

Published:2/03/2021 - 12:36h

Updated:2/03/2021 - 14:50h

Josep Maria Bartomeu, former president of FC Barcelona, ​​was released with charges this Wednesday after spending the night in jail for 'Barçagate'. In addition, the judge in the case exonerated the club itself from all the mess

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This Wednesday in the morning, Josep Maria Bartomeu attended to the room 13 of the Audience of Barcelona accused by the called 'Barçagate'. The ex president of the FC Barcelona, that was detained this past Tuesday and that slept in the jail, remained after the appointment in freedom with charges. The jueza Alejandra Gil, headline of the room, dictaminó that the Catalan remained free for now, although it keeps on being investigated.

"The court of instruction 13 of Barcelona, inside an open cause in May of 2020 by crimes of disloyal administration and corruption in the businesses, has taken statement today to the ex-managerial of the FC Barcelona, Josep M. Bartomeu and Jaume Masferrer, in quality of investigated. The two investigated that today they have happened to judicial disposal, have received to his right to not declaring and the magistrate has agreed the provisional freedom. The cause, of which has raised the secret of summary, follows opened", informed the Upper Court of Justice of Catalonia.

Besides, the own jueza left out of the case to the Barça and left clear that this investigation is to individuals. The club remains therefore like a legal person prejudiced and no investigated. This is a relief for the group barcelonista, that was living a moment tremendously complicated by this subject. Luckily, the entity has remained out of all suspicion and will be others those who pay.

It is necessary to stand out that Jaume Masferrer, ex boss of the Cabinet of Press of the Barça during the mandate of Bartomeu, is in the same situation that the ex maximum mandator blaugrana. The Catalan neither has wanted to declare in front of the magistrate and has remained in freedom with charges, as it signals the summary that has facilitated to the Grandstand of Justice of Catalonia.

Bartomeu and Masferrer follow going of the hand

The relation between Masferrer and 'Barto' was very near, although the ex president had to separate him of the charge after bursting the case of the social networks. It said that he was the one who hired the company I3 Ventures, that was the one who commissioned to create accounts 'fake' to criticise to players of the Barcelona and to his familiar. Bartomeu him restituyó with a new charge in July (director of the area of presidency), once celebrated the audit, although now it remains clear that the subject is far to have resolved.

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