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Barcelona file complaint against the former president Josep Maria Bartomeu

Barcelona have filed a complaint with local prosecutors against former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board following an investigation into “possible irregularities”, the club said in an assertion on Wednesday.

“On February 1st the results will be presented publicly of the in-depth investigation brought about as a consequence of Financial Due Diligence and with the object of detecting possible irregularities in the management of the Club during the previous presidential mandate,” the club said on Wednesday.

“The announcement will also include details about the complaint filed by the club to the Barcelona Provincial Prosecutor’s Office based on facts that derive from the conclusions of the Forensic investigation.”

Last August, Laporta said Barcelona had paid “disproportionate amounts” of money in commissions to intermediaries who worked on transfers made by the club during Bartomeu’s time.

Bartomeu was arrested in March as part of a police probe related to claims of inappropriate management and business corruption which also saw the club’s Camp Nou offices raided.