Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho held by Paraguay police for allegedly having fake passport



South American  press, reveals that Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has been held by Paraguay police for possessing a fake passport. He was detained along with his brother Roberto according to the media reports.
Paraguay Interior Minister “Euclides Acevedo” told ESPN Brazil: “[The brothers] are not being detained, they are still under judicial investigation and they have to testify. Then it will be decided whether they will be arrested or not.”
While the passport carries Ronaldinho’s original name, place of birth, it allegedly labels him as a Paraguay citizen.
Ronaldinho is currently without a Brazilian passport because of an environmental fine he received in 2018, following his conviction of illegally building a fishing trap at Lake Guaiba in 2015 without proper licensing in a permanent preservation area.
The court conviction saw himself and brother handed an $8.5 million fine in November 2018 and after failing to pay up, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice decided to stop Ronaldinho from being able to leave the country.
Despite the exit ban placed on him by his home country “Brazil”, Ronaldinho was unveiled as one of the country’s new ambassadors for tourism in September last year.

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