Ex-Brazil football star Ronaldinho, brother arrested in Paraguay
Asuncion: Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay’s public ministry said, after entering the country on fake passports.
“The Attorney General’s office issued a warrant for their arrest, charged the player Ronaldinho with using a public document with false content and requested preventative detention,” the ministry tweeted.
Sources from the public prosecutor’s office told AFP that the brothers will be summoned for a hearing on Sunday to impose measures.
Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira had finished a court appearance and left the Palace of Justice Friday night at 8:15 pm (2315 GMT). Ronaldinho declined to comment to reporters as they left the building.
The state attorney general decided to rectify a request for “opportunity criteria” in favor of the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner and changed prosecutors for the case. The original prosecutor, Federico Delfino, had decided Thursday not to pursue charges. – AFP