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Barcelona set to file lawsuit against journalist for defamation over Negreira Case

Rajarshi Shukla

March 23 2023
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The Baugrana have been under huge scrutiny recently

Five complaints have already been made by the club, stating that it is attempting to harm the club’s (Barcelona) reputation.

With these statements, Joan Laporta warned the public about certain people’s actions after the Negreira scandal erupted a month ago.

Sport claims that Barcelona have acted and have begun suing journalists for their conduct in relation to the Negreira affair. The club are aware that certain media personnel have attempted to harm the club’s reputation in their handling of the details surrounding the payments made to the former vice president of the Technical Working group of Referees.

The Catalan heavyweights have now filed five cases, but they are drafting numerous more. Sport claims that there will be five more presentations on Thursday in addition to the other four that are anticipated.

Also, a club email address will be created so that members may give the organisation any information they believe justifies legal action.

In a news conference, sports director Joan Laporta is anticipated to justify the club’s conduct and respond to detractors.

Nobody is certain if any of these actions will succeed or whether the team will experience consequences related to the Negreira affair.

The investigation, which has been ongoing for over a year, focuses on the amount paid to Negreira, who is charged with collecting about seven million euros from Barcelona through a company in return for allegedly bogus insights.

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The probe was terminated a few weeks ago as a result of a referee’s complaint, but the matter has now been sent to a judge in Barcelona. From at least 2001 to the end of Bartomeu’s team’s sessions in July 2018.

The attorney general’s office thinks there are indications that the club engaged in commercial corruption given that the club gave Negreira more than seven million euros while he was vice president of the referee’s panel.

The focus of the inquiry is on the monetary sums that Negreira took out of banks because it is unknown what happened to those monies. Moreover, Barcelona paid Negreira’s son to supply referee reports, and in exchange, previous club executive Josep Contreras received a fee that may have reached 50% of the funds.

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