Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho held by Paraguay police for allegedly having fake passport

Reports originating from South
American  press, reveals that Brazilian
legend Ronaldinho is being held by South American  police in Paraguay for holding fake passport. He
is held along with his brother Roberto according to the reports.
Quoting the Interior Minister
of the country, Euclides Acevedo, ESPN Brazil wrote: “[The brothers] are not
being detained, they are still under judicial investigation and they have to
testify. Then it will be decided whether they will be arrested or not.”
39-year-old Ronaldinho, who
played for Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona among others notable clubs during
his football career days, arrived in Paraguay for a charity event on Wednesday.
He was then held after the fake documents were found in his hotel suite by
officials near the capital city of Asuncion.
While the passport carries
Ronaldinho’s original name, place of birth, it allegedly labels him as a
Paraguay citizen.
is currently without a Brazilian passport because of an environmental fine he
received in 2018, following his conviction of illegally building a fishing trap
at Lake Guaiba in 2015 without proper licensing in a permanent preservation
conviction saw himself and brother handed an $8.5 million fine in November 2018
and after failing to pay up, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice decided to stop
Ronaldinho from being able to leave the country.
his inability to exit his home country “Brazil”, Ronaldinho was unveiled as one
of the country’s new ambassadors for tourism in September last year.

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