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BREAKING:Former Barcelona President, Bartomeu, Others arrested as investigation of club continues

Previous Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, his consultant Jaume Masferrer, the club’s CEO Oscar Grau and head of lawful administrations Roman Gomez Ponti have been captured following a strike at the club’s workplaces on Monday.

A representative for the nearby police additionally affirmed that “captures are occurring however we can’t give names.

We are currently completing an activity right now with specialists from the monetary wrongdoings unit.”

Police showed up at Barca’s workplaces to look for proof comparable to the “Barcagate” online media outrage and later made the captures.

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It has been one year since it was affirmed that Barca, under Bartomeu at that point, paid an outsider organization to spread previous players, current players and official up-and-comers via web-based media.


Barca firmly denied the claims and cancelled their agreement with I3 Ventures, the organization behind the web-based media accounts.

An outside review by PricewaterhouseCoopers later got the Catalan club free from any bad behavior and furthermore found that Barca didn’t follow through on a swelled cost for various administrations with I3, vindicating the club of any debasement on a monetary level.

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Notwithstanding, police keep on investigating the case, having opened their own examination a year ago.

They initially attacked the club’s Camp Nou workplaces last June looking for records identifying with the claims.

On Monday, club representatives were approached to leave the structure as police returned once more, looking for more proof to help their request.


Bartomeu has since surrendered, despite the fact that his renunciation was random to the “Barcagate” embarrassment, and the club will choose another president on March 7, with casting a ballot having begun on Monday.

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Carles Tusquets is filling the part on an interval premise.

The charges were first made by a nearby radio broadcast last February.

Proof was uncovered that showed that, just as safeguarding Bartomeu, I3 was behind various Facebook accounts that had assaulted individuals identified with the club, including players Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, previous chief Xavi Hernandez, ex-director Pep Guardiola and official competitors Victor Font and Agusti Benedito.

Bartomeu and Barca revoked the agreement with I3 promptly and prevented all information from getting the records.

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