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Barcelona to Investigate Internal Complaints Over Contracts Issued While Josep Maria Bartomeu Was in Charge

Barcelona are reportedly investigating several internal complaints over contracts issued while former president Josep Maria Bartomeu was still in charge at the club. Bartomeu was ousted as president in October 2020, with Joan Laporta eventually taking over earlier this year. And according to Goal, there have been complaints dealing with payments made to suppliers who failed to carry out any work or left their tasks unfinished.
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Former president Josep Maria Bartomeu provisionally released after arrest

Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been provisionally released after his arrest on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou, Goal can confirm. Cadena SER broke the news that former members of the Catalan club’s board had been taken into custody following a raid on...
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Pep Guardiola labels Josep Maria Bartomeu arrest as ‘uncomfortable situation’ ahead of Barcelona elections

Pep Guardiola described Josep Maria Bartomeu's arrest as an “uncomfortable situation” and hopes Barcelona can move forward following Sunday's presidential elections. Barcelona’s former president Bartomeu was arrested on Monday alongside several other officials as part of a police investigation as part of a case dubbed ‘Barçagate’.
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Barcelona arrests: Ronald Koeman 'devastated', Josep Maria Bartomeu released

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he is "devastated" at the arrest of former president Josep Maria Bartomeu following an investigation into the club's financial issues. Bartomeu was one of four arrests in what police called "an investigation into alleged crimes related to property and the socio-economic order". Bartomeu, who resigned...
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Report: Ex-Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Arrested Following Raid

Police arrested former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu after a raid of the club's offices Monday, according to Moises Llorens and Sam Marsden of ESPN. Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau, head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti and adviser Jaume Masferrer reportedly were also arrested, although police did not reveal whether anyone had been charged.
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Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu arrested as part of club raid

MADRID — Catalan police detained several people after raiding Barcelona’s stadium on Monday in a search and seizure operation, adding to the club’s turmoil less than a week before it holds presidential elections. The operation was related to last year’s “Barçagate,” in which club officials were accused of launching a...
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Police arrest Josep Maria Bartomeu after raid on Barcelona's Camp Nou

Police entered Barcelona’s stadium on Monday in a search and seize operation, with reports that former president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those who have been arrested. The club said local authorities from Mossos d’Esquadra’s Economic Offences Unit were at the team’s headquarters on Monday morning but did not provide any more detail.
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Josep Maria Bartomeu arrested in police investigation of 'Barcagate'

Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested as part of a police investigation into the 'Barcagate' scandal of early 2020. Reports emerged suggesting Bartomeu was behind a decision to hire a company called I3Ventures to create a number of fake profiles on social media to spread positive messages in defence of the Barcelona board and slander those who had spoken out against them, including players like Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi.