Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his former adviser Jaume Masferrer have been launched on Tuesday after showing earlier than a decide who investigated the Barcagate scandal final 12 months, a Spanish courtroom stated.
The 2 males, who have been arrested on Monday, “exercised their proper to not converse, and the decide allowed them conditional launch whereas the investigation continued,” the Barcelona courtroom stated in an announcement.
Bartomeu, who resigned as president in October, was one in every of 4 arrested – together with present chief govt Oscar Grau, head of authorized providers Roma Gomez Ponti and Bartomeu councilor Jaume Masferrer – six days earlier than the brand new presidential election of the membership on Sunday.
Grau and Gomez Ponti have been launched late Monday however Bartomeu and Masferrer spent the evening in a cell at a Barcelona police station earlier than showing earlier than a decide on Tuesday, Spanish media reported.
The Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, stated in an announcement that the arrests have been made within the framework of “an investigation into the alleged crimes referring to property and socio-economic order” which “lasts for nearly a 12 months “.