The mystery grows: Now he's arrested

The brazilian football star Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for attempting to enter the country with fake passports. The police in Paraguay for the n

The mystery grows: Now he's arrested

The brazilian football star Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for attempting to enter the country with fake passports. The police in Paraguay for the n

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
07 mart 2020 Saturday 02:00
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The mystery grows: Now he's arrested

The brazilian football star Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for attempting to enter the country with fake passports.

The police in Paraguay for the news agency Reuters on the night of Saturday, local time.

Chefefterforsker Gilberto Fleitas says that Ronaldinho and his brother have been arrested, just hours after a judge had refused to confirm the prosecutor's proposal of an alternative punishment.

- the Order for arrest has been executed, says Fleitas to Reuters.

Tv-photos shows the two brothers, as they are being put into a police car at a hotel in the capital city of Asunción to be driven to a police station in the outskirts of the city.

The surprising announcement comes just hours after the two seemed to make ready to leave the country after the chaotic stay in Paraguay.

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Ronaldinho, who is a former striker for Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, arrived with his brother to Paraguay on Wednesday.

They were immediately questioned by the police, who suspected them of entering the country with fake passports.

And Friday morning, Danish time it sounded after a seven hour long hearing, that the brethren would get rid of the charge on the condition that they recognised the crime they were accused of.

The public prosecutor Federico Delfino stated that it was charged several persons in the case, and that the brothers had provided the relevant information and therefore was no longer under suspicion in the case.

Ronaldinhos lawyer earlier in the process denied that the former Barcelona profile and his brother had traveled with fake passports.

The brazilian authorities confiscated the Ronaldinhos passport in november 2018, when he failed to pay a fine of 2.5 million dollars - nearly 17 million - for environmental damage.

the Damage had arisen in connection with the construction of a property in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil.

the 39-year-old Ronaldinho was invited to the House of a charity for needy children and to promote his new book.

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Updated: 07.03.2020 02:00
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