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Ex-Barcelona president Bartomeu released from police custody

Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been released from police custody this morning.

Bartomeu spent last night in a jail cell after being detained as part of an investigation into the Barcagate social media scandal.

Bartomeu and Jaume Masferrer have refused to testify in court and have been released.

The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia announced it had ruled on 'Barçagate':

"The court of instruction 13 of Barcelona, within a case opened in May 2020 for crimes of unfair administration and corruption in business, has taken a statement today from the former directors of FC Barcelona, Josep M. Bartomeu and Jaume Masferrer, as investigated.

"The two investigated who today have gone to court, have availed themselves of their right not to testify and the magistrate has agreed to provisional release.

"The case, of which the summary secret has been lifted, remains open."

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