Football legend, Ronaldinho regains freedom

At last, Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho has been set free from his house arrest by Paraguayan authorities for using a fake passport into the South American country.

The former Barcelona FC star, and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira were arrested at the airport in March and were imprisoned for a month before detaining them in a luxury hotel.

Ronaldinho who helped his country win the 2002 World Cup, was traveling to the country to promote a campaign for the less privileged children before he was apprehended.

During his stay at the prison, the former AC Milan star celebrated his 40th birthday and also won a football tournament organized for inmates.

Ronaldinho and his brother were then moved to a luxury hotel in Paraguay’s capital Asuncion under house arrest.
Prosecutors say the Brazilian legend does not have any knowledge about using a fake passport, but his brother knew about it. However, both have maintained their innocence.

“The precautionary measure of arrest is lifted, there are no more restrictions placed by Paraguayan justice,” Judge Gustavo Amarilla told the court.

Related posts