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The former head of “Barcelona” will appear before the court after a night in police

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Former Catalan Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu spends the night in a police station. He was arrested earlier on suspicion of corruption. Along with him, his adviser Jaume Masferrer is also behind bars.

As reported by Marca, both functionaries refused to answer questions from investigators. They will appear in court on March 2. Two other Barcelona employees-Chief Executive Officer Oscar Grau and legal director Gomez Ponti-were released.

Recall that on the morning of March 1, representatives of Mossos d'Esquadra came to the offices of the Catalan club with searches. The Barcelona team provided the investigators with all the necessary documents.

The detained ex-president of the blue-garnet family is suspected of using corruption schemes in the execution of various contracts. He is also accused of organizing a social media campaign against players who criticized the club's management. Among them were Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.

58-year-old Bartomeu resigned as President of “Barcelona” in October last year. New elections of the head of the blue-garnet are scheduled for March 7.

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