Ronaldinho freed from prison, under house arrest in Paraguay

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Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis have been released from prison and placed under house arrest in Paraguay.

The pair spent 32 days in jail after they were arrested in early March for allegedly using fake passports.

They had previously been denied bail but their lawyers have posted a $1.6 million bail and the duo must now stay in a four-star hotel in Asuncion while awaiting trial.

Judge Gustavo Amarilla said the size of the bail paid was “significant” and would “guarantee they will not flee”.

Ronaldinho and Assis were detained after producing the documents when entering Paraguay, having travelled to the country to take part in a number of promotional events.

His lawyers have argued that their client had been given the Paraguayan passport as a gift from a local sponsor, and was unaware he was doing anything wrong by using it.




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