Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison after 32 days


Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison after 32 days
Judge rules Ronaldinho must remain in Paraguayan jail - Paraguayan Supreme Court, Asuncion, Paraguay - March 7, 2020? Ronaldinho handcuffed and escorted by police at the Supreme Court of Paraguay REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

In Summary

  • Ronaldinho, who last played for Brazilian outfit Fluminense in 2015, was arrested along with Roberto on March 6, with the former World Cup winner insisting he didn't know he had committed an offence and was not aware he was using a forged passport.

Former  Brazil and Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho has been released from a Paraguayan prison just 32 days into his six month sentence over forged documentation.

The 40-year-old is set to be put on house arrest at a hotel in the country’s capital of Asuncion after reportedly paying a £1.3million bond.

Both he and his brother Roberto were charged with attempting to enter the country with fake passports last month.

Ronaldinho, who last played for Brazilian outfit Fluminense in 2015, was arrested along with Roberto on March 6, with the former World Cup winner insisting he didn’t know he had committed an offence and was not aware he was using a forged passport.

His own lawyer Adolfo Marin said the former player had been ‘stupid’ and criticised the courts for not taking into account his mistake.

‘The courts have not taken into account the fact that Ronaldinho didn’t know he was committing a crime, because he didn’t understand he had been given false documents. He is stupid.’

Courtesy- Daily Mail Online

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