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Former Barca president Bartomeu, others arrested on corruption charges

According to reports, former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those that were arrested on Monday morning during a raid on the club's offices by the Catalan police. This is related to a case known as 'Barcagate' in which the club supposedly hired a third company to defame their rivals within and outside the club in the media. Catalan police force Mossos carried out the raid on the club's facilities on Monday morning and it has been confirmed that the arrests made were related to the case but have not disclosed those who have been detained. It must be noted that Bartomeu has not been involved with the Catalan giants since his resignation from the board alongside his colleagues in October last year. The action prompted the need for a new set of presidential electi...