Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested as a part of the continued ‘Barcagate’ investigation into the Spanish giants, in keeping with experiences.
Bartomeu took over from Sandro Rosell to turn into Barcelona’s fourteenth president in January 2014. His predecessor was forced to resign on account of controversy over Newmar’s switch.
After falling out of favor with followers and players, Bartomeu resigned in October 2020.
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After leaving, he revealed that he had accepted plans for Barcelona to be a part of the European Premier League. He was additionally a part of a excessive profile program with Lionel Messi. This led to the striker making an attempt to move away from the membership last summer time.
Now AIM experiences that Bartomeu – together with three different officers – have been arrested. Chief Govt Oscar Grau, chief authorized counsel Roman Gomez Ponto and former Bartomeu adviser Jaume Masferrer have additionally been arrested.
This comes as a part of a police raid at Camp Nou on Monday morning. These arrests are linked to a ‘Barcagate’ investigation.
This case is linked to allegations that the former president paid a third-party public relations agency (I3) to come in and do some on-line work for Barcelona.
Apparently, Bartomeu tasked the corporate with clearing his picture after receiving criticism for his remedy of former and present players.
Barcelona and I3 have challenged these claims. The primary raid on Barcelona occurred in June last year, and Bartomeu’s arrest is the newest as police continue to research the case.