Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has returned to Brazil after nearly six months in custody in neighboring Paraguay for allegedly utilizing a pretend passport.
Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis had 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, experiences Xinhua information company.
On Monday, a decide in Asuncion suspended expenses in opposition to the pair after they struck a plea discount with prosecutors.
The brothers spent greater than a month in jail earlier than being relocated to the four-star Palmaroga Lodge after paying $1.6 million in bail.
Below the phrases of the take care of investigators, Ronaldinho agreed to a $90,000 effective and should report back to a federal decide in Brazil each three months for 2 years.
Assis was ordered to pay $110,000 and won’t be allowed to depart Brazil over a two-year interval. He may also hold a felony report 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 traveled to the South American nation on March 4 to take part in a kids’s charity occasion and promote a brand new e book. They had been arrested later that day on accusations of presenting false journey paperwork to immigration officers.
The pair have denied any wrongdoing and mentioned that they had 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 workforce that gained the 2002 World Cup and was twice voted the FIFA world participant of the 12 months.
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