As the investigations of the Mossos d'Esquadra progress, the plot of Barçagate becomes more and more complicated for the former managers of the Blaugrana team. As reported by the program Qué t'hi jugues of Cadena SER in Barcelona, the regional police investigators disavow the club's alibi that was based on the audit commissioned by Bartomeu from the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) company.
According to the investigators, the PwC audit did not go through the regulatory approval controls by the board of directors, in the same way that the police found that some invoices of more than 200,000 euros did not go through the controls established in the club's bylaws.
The SER added that the Mossos discovered that the Barça board urged them to deny the information from the SER, denying that they had entrusted the work of monitoring Social Networks to the company I3Ventures, dependent on Nicerstream. More than monitoring the networks, what these companies did was launch offensive and degrading messages against journalists, opponents, former coaches, former players and even active members of the squad.
Among the emails that the police have discovered, according to Cadena SER, is one of Bartomeu's chief of staff, Jaume Masferrer, in which he asks Carlos Ibáñez, head of I3 Ventures for the original of the contract under the heading “our report “. Therefore, it seems that it is clear that Barcelona did commission this work and that it tried to evade that information when it commissioned the audit from PwC, which did not provide the necessary documentation to do its job.