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Barcelona president accused of possible corruption by Catalan police

Josep Maria Bartomeu is being implicated for his alleged role in ‘Barçagate’

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The Catalan police has delivered a report to the Barcelona court accusing FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu of corruption, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Los Mossos are investigating Bartomeu for alleged personal financial gains for his role in the scandal known as ‘Barçagate’, where it was said that the club hired a third party called I3 Ventures to damage the reputation of current players and other club legends on social media.

Bartomeu has vehemently denied the reports, but the Catalan police now says that the president allegedly paid six times higher than the market value to hire I3 Ventures, and the authorities are now investigating the motives behind said overpay.

The police report, according to El Mundo, shows “suggestions of possible crimes relating to illegal administration and concrete examples of trafficking favors”, and Los Mossos are requesting an FC Barcelona representative to present evidence.

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