Ronaldinho and his brother withstand 5 years in jail if discovered responsible. © AFP
Former Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho stated on Monday that his arrest and subsequent home arrest in Paraguay for utilizing a false passport was “a really onerous blow”. “I’d by no means have imagined myself in such a scenario,” stated the previous Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain striker in an interview with the Paraguayan newspaper ABC. Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira are accused of coming into Paraguay in possession of false passports. “I used to be utterly caught off guard after I discovered that these passports weren’t legitimate,” Ronaldinho stated in his first public assertion since his arrest two days after arriving in Asuncion in the beginning of March.
After greater than a month behind bars, the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner and his brother paid bail of USD 1.6 million (1.48 million euros). Since April 7 they’ve been below home arrest on the Palmaroga Resort within the historic centre of the Paraguayan capital.
Ronaldinho stated he hopes to be launched “as quickly as doable” after cooperating with the Paraguayan police investigation.
“We got here to take part within the launch of a web based on line casino and the publication of my autobiography with the corporate in command of exploiting the rights for Paraguay,” he stated.
He stated he was initially scheduled to be again in Brazil on March 7 for his son’s birthday.
“The very first thing I’d do as soon as I go away Paraguay is to go and provides my mom a hug after which digest what this case has generated,” stated Ronaldinho, who turned 40 on March 21.
Ronaldinho and his brother withstand 5 years in jail if discovered responsible.