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The Prosecutor's Office opens an investigation into Bartomeu's board before Barça's complaint

Published:28/01/2022 - 13:31h

Updated:28/01/2022 - 14:44h

The Prosecutor's Office specializing in economic crimes began the investigation of the board of directors of Josep María Bartomeu, after the complaint made by FC Barcelona on January 26

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The querella presented by the FC Barcelona by the management of the board chaired by Josep María Bartomeu has given place to the activation of the usual process by part of the Fiscalía Provincial of Barcelona, with which will investigate the complaints on malversación of bottoms in the project Espai Barça, as well as in the commissions of the signing of Malcom and a compensation of 1.5 million euros to the Club Esportiu Laietà.

The Barça considers that it could exist "disloyal administration, documentary falsity and countable falsity" during the management of Bartomeu at the head of the club, by which decided to activate different actions juciales that now will be processed by the Fiscalía skilled in economic crimes. After opening diligences, the institution will evaluate if it elevates the case in front of a judge or files it by fault of evidences.

The past Wednesday, the directive headed by Joan Laporta announced that the next 1 February will present the 'Forensic', study made the company Kroll that investigated possible irregularities of the previous managerial through the Due Diligence Financial. In this regard, Bartomeu ensured in an interview conceded to the program 'Onze' "feel very calm", as it considers that the complaint "only looks for to do noise and there is not at all why concern".

Regarding the complaints regarding the compensation of 1.5 kilos, members of the previous directive assure that "it would be necessary to ask a director of Laietà and Josep Maria Minguella", who already spoke on the subject months ago. For Bartomeu, the complaint "is childish and unserious" and he has no idea of ​​the reasons for the complaint.

The presentation of 'Forensic', on Tuesday

The directive of the FC Barcelona took on Tuesday at 11 in the morning in the Auditori 1899 of the Camp Nou the conclusions of the investigation carried out by Kroll. With it, it is expected to complete evidence on the 'Barçagate case', which will be delivered to the Prosecutor's Office with the possibility of unifying the judicial process against Bartomeu.

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