Brazilian legend Ronaldinho likely to be released from custody on August 24

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho likely to be released from custody on August 24
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho likely to be released from custody on August 24

Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho and his brother Assis were placed under house arrest in Paraguay in March on fake passports.

Sports Desk – Brazilian legend footballer Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis may be released from custody on August 24. A petition containing the terms of their agreement is expected to be heard on 24 August. According to an ESPN report, Judge Gustavo Amarilla, who heard the case, set a date for reviewing the terms of the agreement on Monday.

Prosecutors have submitted a proposal to the judge that would see Ronaldinho, 40, pay a $90,000 fine “to repair social damage” but be allowed to return home to Brazil where he would have to appear before a judge every three months for a year.

The former Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain star was detained alongside his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira on March 6, accused of entering Paraguay in possession of false passports.

Ronaldinho denies having any knowledge the passports were fake.

His brother — who allegedly knew about the false passports — would have to pay a $110,000 fine and appear before a judge every three months for two years.

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Prosecutors also asked for a two-year suspended prison sentence for Roberto de Assis Moreira, who is also Ronaldinho’s business manager.

The brothers arrived in Paraguay on March 4 without any issues, with Ronaldinho, 2005 Ballon d’Or winner, due to take part in event in support of disadvantaged children.

However, shortly after their arrival, the pair were taken into police custody when investigators raided their hotel following the discovery they had fake documents.