first_imgDespite the fact that the audit that Barcelona commissioned Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) to investigate the collection and financing of the company I3 Ventures and its relationship with the false accounts that were used to attack players of the current squad has not yet been completed and critical environment to the meeting, the Sport newspaper has had access to the first conclusions where the Blaugrana club does not come out exactly well.For starters, the audit recognizes that the cost paid by the club for the work of I3 Ventures is clearly “out of the market”: they consider that the average price would be between 120,000 to 150,000 euros, well below the 980,000 euros paid.Likewise, PWC dedicates a section to question the “prestige” of the company hired by Barcelona to monitor social networks. And it is even more remarkable that its headquarters are in Uruguay, when there are Spanish companies with greater prestige and capacity to run this company. The audit shows that the invoice was cut into “five parts” to avoid passing the control of the Awards Committee of the club -bills below 200,000 euros do not need to go through this control body-, a fact that was denounced publicly by Vice President Emili Rousaud to explain the reason for his resignation, in addition to reporting that someone had “reached into the box”.And finally, PWC points out that the contracts signed by Barcelona with this company came from five different companies, all of them linked to I3 Ventures, the objective of diverting attention being clearly evident with installment payments and to different clients.Thus, it seems evident that President Josep Maria Bartomeu will accumulate work during these days of confinement. And not only because it will have to include a director to the board after the block march with six members of the board, but it will also have to fulfill its promises to clear responsibilities, once the audit recognizes a series of denounceable facts and little ethical.last_img read more