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Paraguay court frees Ronaldinho detained for fake documents

Paraguay court frees Ronaldinho detained for fake documents

Paraguayan judge Gustavo Amarilla ruled to release ex-Brazilian football player Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis from house arrest.

According to the judge's decision, Ronaldinho and his brother can now return to Brazil. Robert de Assis was sentenced to two years probation. In addition to a suspended sentence, both were sentenced to a cumulative fine of $200,000.

Thus, Amarilla granted the petition of the prosecutor's office, which asked not to appoint Ronaldinho and his brother in the real term.

Ronaldinho and his brother were detained in Asuncion on 4 March after arriving in Paraguay with fake passports. A search of their hotel rooms revealed fake Paraguayan passports in their names. Then the court left the celebrities in custody in a pre-trial detention center, fearing that they might flee the country. They were released on bail in early April and have since been under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion.

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