Ronaldinho released from house arrest after several months by Paraguayan authorities

Ronaldinho released from house arrest after several months by Paraguayan authorities

- Ronaldinho and his brother have been finally released from their luxury detention

- The pair were charged back in March for using fake passports as entry into the country

- They spent a month in prison where Ronaldinho celebrated his 40th birthday

Ronaldinho has finally been set free from his house arrest by Paraguayan authorities for using a fake passport into the South American nation.

The Barcelona legend 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.

The 2002 World Cup winner was traveling to the country to promote a campaign for the less privileged children before he was apprehended.

Ronaldinho released from house arrest after several months by Paraguayan authorities

Ronaldinho released from house arrest after several months by Paraguayan authorities. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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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 the Paraguay's capital Asuncion under house arrest.

According to the prosecutors, it is believed the Brazilian legend does not have any knowledge about using a fake passport, but his brother knew about and 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 on Monday.

The pair have now been let go but must pay $200,000 (£153,000) in damages between them.

Ronaldinho had a glittering football career before his retirement in 2015. He helped Brazil to their fifth World Cup victory in 2002.

The magic-footed midfielder also won two La Liga titles in Spain with Barca and lifted the won the Champions League.

He also had spells with AC Milan Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan before moving back to Brazil.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Ronaldinho's constant partying lifestyle with Alexandre Pato led to the break up of his first marriage, former wife Sthefany Brito claims.

The former Chelsea and AC Milan star is believed to have lived too much of a party boy lifestyle which affected his career and marriage.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea striker was once considered the next big thing after bursting onto the world stage as a teenager.

Source: Yen

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