The Brazilian, Barça and Milan midfielder was arrested along with his brother in early March 2020 in Paraguay, and has been held behind the bar ever since.
Legendary former Brazilian international Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay after allegedly presenting a false passport to enter the country to conduct business.
Prosecutors said they were given the forged documents when Ronaldinho, 39, and his brother, Roberto Assis, landed in the capital, Asuncion.
Before his arrest, he planned to catch a flight back to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, later that week. According to the Ministry of the Interior of Paraguay. Ronaldinho and his brother were initially detained at the Paraguayan Yacht & Golf Club Resort.
Your release from detention
Ronaldinho was released today after a Paraguayan judge, Gustavo Amarilla, handed down a suspended sentence of two years in prison for Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, and granted their release. Ronaldinho and his brothers will also have to pay a fine of 200,000 dollars between the two of them.
Ronaldinho will be able to return to Brazil immediately. Defense attorneys Tarek Tuma and Alcides Cáceres said their clients will establish their residence in Rio de Janeiro.
Ronaldinho, world champion with Brazil in 2002 and former star of Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, among other clubs, celebrated his 40th birthday in Paraguay.
He came to the country invited by a local foundation, supposedly to present his autobiography, support a school for poor children and open a casino.
The retired soccer star was earlier released from a high-security prison in Paraguay, but was ordered to serve house arrest at a luxury hotel while he was investigated.
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