President of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
BOLASPORT.COM – The former president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, was arrested by the police following a search of the club office.
The Barcelona office was raided by the Catalonia police unit, Mossos d’Esquadra, on Monday (1/3/2021).
The search was related to a scandal at Blaugrana management.
According to the Mirror report quoted by BolaSport.com, the raid was also accompanied by the arrest of Josep Maria Bartomeu.
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He was secured with two of his confidants, Oscar Grau (CEO of Barcelona) and Roman Gomez Ponti (head of the legal department).
The three of them were detained on charges of corruption, money laundering and illegal campaigning.
While Bartomeu was in power, Barcelona allegedly contracted a number of companies to carry out a black social media campaign.
Its purpose is to demonize people or institutions that disagree with Bartomeu.
Companies collaborating with Barcelona include I3 Ventures SL, NSG Social Science Ventures SL, Tantra Soft SA, Digital Side SA, Big Data Solutions SA, and Futuric SA.