Scandal of fake passports: Ronaldinho remains under house arrest

The Brazilian former soccer Star Ronaldinho and his brother have failed with an application to court in Paraguay, and will remain, due to the use of counterfeit

Scandal of fake passports: Ronaldinho remains under house arrest

The Brazilian former soccer Star Ronaldinho and his brother have failed with an application to court in Paraguay, and will remain, due to the use of counterfeit passports under house arrest. An appeals court in the capital, Asunción, declared their objection against the indictment of 6. March reported to be inadmissible, such as local media on Saturday according. Their lawyers had requested, therefore, that the former decision of the judge to charge, contrary to a request from the prosecutors of the indictment, will be declared invalid.

The two-time world footballer and world champion of 2002, with a full name Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, and his brother Roberto were shortly after their arrival to Paraguay at the beginning of March with false Paraguayan caught of identity documents and was arrested. According to Ronaldinho business partner had handed over their passports upon their arrival in the South American country. He did not know that the statements were illegal. The brothers wanted him to participate, according to in the neighbouring country, their homeland, Brazil, at the opening of a casino and a charity event as well as advertising for Ronaldinho's biography make.

The former professional, among other things, the FC Barcelona and AC Milan, spent 32 days – including his 40. Birthday in prison. At the beginning of April, he and his brother were released against the payment of a security Deposit in the amount of $ 1.6 million (1.47 million euros) in house arrest. Since then, they have to wait in a Hotel in Asuncion, the further procedure. In the case of a conviction of five years imprisonment threatens them. In the case was also filed against additional accused. The investigators assume that these are members of a criminal gang, specializing in the forgery of identity documents.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 17:19

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