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Detained Ronaldinho ‘Did Not Know’ Passport Was Fake – Lawyer

Brazilian retired soccer participant Ronaldinho arrives at Asuncion’s Justice Palace to testify about his irregular entry to the nation, in Asuncion, on March 6, 2020. Norberto DUARTE / AFP

 

Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho didn’t intentionally use a faux passport and ought to be launched by authorities in Paraguay, his lawyer stated.

The 2-time world participant of the 12 months and his brother Roberto, who was detained with him, spent their third evening behind bars within the capital Asuncion on Sunday after utilizing cast journey paperwork to enter the nation.

Their Brazilian lawyer Sergio Queiroz stated he would ask for the pair to be launched and allowed to return to their house nation once they subsequent seem earlier than a choose on Monday.

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“Ronaldinho did not commit a crime because he did not know that the passport they gave him was faked,” he stated.

Queiroz stated that prosecutors had agreed that the footballer had acted in good religion and the choice by a choose to order their detention was unwarranted.

Ronaldinho, thought-about one of many biggest footballers of all time, was the star of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup win and performed for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Barcelona, amongst others.

He and his brother arrived in Asuncion from Brazil on Wednesday and confirmed their passports to immigration police, who didn’t instantly discover any downside with the paperwork.

Hours later, when the passports have been decided to be faux, investigators raided the room Ronaldinho was staying in and seized the brothers’ id playing cards and journey paperwork.

Ronaldinho stated the passports had been given him by individuals who had invited him to attend conferences sponsored by charities working with deprived youngsters.

 

AFP

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