A judge Paraguay on Tuesday ordered the release of Brazilian football great Ronaldinho and his brother under house arrest pending trial for using fake passports to enter the country.
The judge Gustavo Amarilla told reporters he had ordered the “continuing house arrest in a hotel for Ronaldinho and his brother. “
the couple was imprisoned there one month trial await, but their lawyers posted bail of $ 1.6 million.
Ronaldinho, considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, was a star of the victory of the 2002 World Cup in Brazil and played for European giants Barcelona, Paris Saint- Germain and AC Milan, among others.
The means to power the brothers can share their dark block police cells – which also housed the Paraguayfédération fo the strongest football chief and former president of the lower house of parliament -. for a luxurious colonial-style hotel in downtown Asuncion
The pamphlet of 107 rooms renovated Palmaroga Hotel, located in the historic center of the capital, he described as offering “a blend of early 1900 Renaissance grace and modern comfort and luxury. “
” I have insurance that hotel managers, at their expense, can watch house arrest there, “Amarilla during a news conference.
Paraguay court last month rejected a call frommande release the pair, which means the player in the world twice last year his birthday 40 behind bars.
the capital with Paraguay on lockdown because of the pandemic coronavirus, the judge communicated its decision in a cell phone call to the brothers, with prosecutors and defense lawyers – and cameras TV – shows. The judge and others wore masks as a precaution against the virus.
A Ronaldinho radiant in a black T-shirt and matching headband, gave a sign thumbs up to show he understood the terms of his release.
him and his brother, Roberto de Assis Moreira – who is also his business manager – first encountered no problems after soNo arrival in Asuncion in neighboring Brazil, March 4
However, shortly after their arrival, the brothers were taken into custody when investigators raided their hotel after discovering that their passports were fake .
Ronaldinho, given a rock star welcome in Asuncion by about 2 000 children and adolescents, said lepasseports given to him by the promoters of a charity working with disadvantaged children.
Fourteen other people were charged in the case, which expanded in an investigation of possible money laundering.
A warrant was issued for the Paraguayan businesswoman charged with the charity foundation invited Ronaldinho.
he proved a prisoner of Peoplee the prison headquarters of the police where he was held, donated a trophy to the
winning team in a recent tournament Futsal prisoners.