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Ronaldinho Has Been Released From Prison After Serving 5 Months For Passport Scam

Legendary Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho, has ended his five-month prison time in Paraguay.

So, his family and friends expects him to return to Brazil today.

Authorities in Paraguay had jailed him after finding him guilty of passport scam

Back in March, investigations linked the former AC Milan and Barcelona legend to a scandal.

They established the link after Ronaldinho entered Paraguay with fake documents along with his brother.

According to La Nacion, the authorities found passports bearing the names of Ronaldinho and Roberto and with Paraguayan nationality.

But the duo have had their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 following conviction in an environment offence.

Ronaldinho Paraguay Passport Scam

The pair later ended up in a Paraguay prison. After serving 32 days behind bars, the authorities later released them on house.

The Sun reports that Paraguay authorities offered Ronaldinho freedom and escape from trial in exchange for £70,000 cash payment.

His brother, Roberto de Assis Moreira is also expected to be allowed to leave with him if a judge accepts a new prosecution proposal based around a two-year suspended jail sentence and a £85,000 fine.

Both men would have to plead guilty to a charge of entering the country with falsified passports as part of a deal called a ‘salida process’ in Paraguay, according to reports in the South American country.

Ronaldinho told Paraguay news outlet ABC Color that the first thing he will do when he recovers his freedom is give his doting mum Miguelina “a big kiss”.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue

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