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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, According to Goal

Cadena SER broke the news that former members of the Catalan club’s board had been taken into custody following a raid on offices by regional police officers.

According to reports, Bartomeu has been provisionally released after spending Monday night in the police custody, with the 58-year-old having invoked his right not to testify.

Alongside Bartomeu, it is understood that three other arrests were made, which include Chief Executive Officer of the club, Oscar Grau, former adviser to the presidency Jaume Masferrer, and head legal counsel Roman Gomez Ponti.

Catalan police are said to have left offices at Camp Nou on Monday morning after carrying out a search and headed to the home of Bartomeu.

Barcelona released an official statement which read: “Before the entry and search by the Catalan Police force this morning at the Camp Nou offices under the instruction of the Instructing Court number 13 in Barcelona, which is in charge of the case relating to the contacting of monitoring services on social networks, FC Barcelona have offered up their full collaboration to the legal and police authorities to help make clear facts which are subject to investigation. 

“The information and documentation requested by the judicial police force relate strictly to the facts relative to this case. 

“FC Barcelona express its great respect for the judicial process in place and for the principle of presumed innocence for the people affected within the remit of this investigation.”

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