Brazilian legend, Ronaldinho released from prison

Ronaldinho Gaucho
Ronaldinho was arrested with his brother in March

Legendary Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho, has been released from the Paraguayan prison after a month in jail.

The former Barcelona star was arrested with his brother Roberto Assis in the first week March after allegedly entering the country with fake passports.

The two had travelled to Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children.

Ronaldinho and his brother have been released from prison cells but would be held under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion as they await trial.

Lawyers for the 40-year-old sought for a $1.6million bail for their clients after a previous bail application was denied.

But after spending thirty-two days in the maximum security Agrupacion Especializada prison, judge Gustavo Amarilla has ruled that the duo can live in the hotel pending final trial.

The 2005 Balon d’Or winner has denied any wrongdoings with his lawyers arguing the document was a gift from a local sponsor.

Ronaldinho is currently not in possession of his Brazilian and Spanish passports after both were seized by Brazilian authorities in separate legal battles in 2019.

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