Breaking news: Ex Barca boss, Bartomeu arrested in a significant club raid
|Josep Maria Bartomeu in custody over numbers of allegation. (Photo credit: fcbarcelona.com)|
Former FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the club's CEO Oscar Grau and head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti have been arrested following a raid at the club's offices on Monday, sources told Sky Sports.
It's been one year since it was alleged that Barca, under Bartomeu at the time, paid a third-party company to smear former players, current players and presidential candidates on social media.
An external audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers later cleared the Catalan club of any wrongdoing and also found that Barca did not pay an inflated price for a number of services with I3, absolving the club of any corruption on a financial level.
On Monday, club employees were asked to leave the building as police returned again, seeking more evidence to aid their inquiry.