President of FC Barcelona Spanish football club Josep Maria Bartomeu (R) leaves the National High Court in Madrid on February 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
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Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu was questioned by a National Court judge for more than three hours on Friday, as a suspect in a tax fraud probe linked to the signing of striker Neymar.The citation arises from a request by State Prosecutor Jose Perals that Ruz investigate Bartomeu and the club over an alleged fraud committed in the signing of Neymar.Ruz is trying to determine whether Bartomeu, as club president, defrauded Spain's Tax Office of 2.8 million euros ($3.2 million).
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