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Spanish police arrest former Barcelona FC president in graft investigation
May 23, 2017 / 7:51 AM / in 6 months

Spanish police arrest former Barcelona FC president in graft investigation

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested former Barcelona football club president Sandro Rosell in a money laundering operation.

Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell reacts during a news conference near Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files

One other person was also arrested and police raided nine offices and homes in the operation in the north eastern region of Catalonia, they said.

The arrests form part of an investigation into audiovisual rights sales, a police source said, declining to give further details.

Rosell’s lawyers were not available for comment.

Reporting by Raquel Castillo; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Louise Ireland

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