Rio de Janeiro, August 26
Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has returned to Brazil after virtually six months in custody in neighboring Paraguay for allegedly utilizing a pretend passport.
Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis have been whisked previous dozens of journalists and followers at Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim worldwide airport earlier than being taken in a non-public automotive to a condominium within the prosperous Barra da Tijuca district on Tuesday, reviews Xinhua information company.
On Monday, a choose in Asuncion suspended expenses in opposition to the pair after they struck a plea cut price with prosecutors.
The brothers spent greater than a month in jail earlier than being relocated to the four-star Palmaroga Hotel after paying $1.6 million in bail.
Under the phrases of the take care of investigators, Ronaldinho agreed to a $90,000 superb and should report back to a federal choose in Brazil each three months for 2 years.
Assis was ordered to pay $110,000 and won’t be allowed to go away Brazil over a two-year interval. He may also maintain a prison document in Paraguay.
Earlier on Tuesday, Ronaldinho’s lawyer Sergio Queiroz raised the prospect of submitting a lawsuit in opposition to Paraguayan authorities for “injustices” associated to the brothers’ detention.
Ronaldinho and Assis travelled to the South American nation on March four to take part in a kids’s charity occasion and promote a brand new e book. They have been arrested later that day on accusations of presenting false journey paperwork to immigration officers.
The pair have denied any wrongdoing and stated they’d no data of carrying adulterated passports.
Ronaldinho retired from soccer in 2018 after a profession that included spells at Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Milan and Atletico Mineiro, amongst different golf equipment. He was part of the Brazil staff that gained the 2002 World Cup and was twice voted the FIFA world participant of the 12 months. — IANS