Fake passport saga: Ronaldinho faces six months jail term in Paraguay

first_imgBrazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho faces six months behind bars after his hopes of release from a fake passport rap were dashed yesterday. The party-loving former Barcelona and AC Milan superstar, famed for his lavish birthday bashes, left a court hearing in handcuffs. Ronaldinho is said to be facing a worst case scenario as a key witness failed to show up at court He and his 49-year-old brother Roberto deny entering Paraguay with doctored passports. His defence was dealt a blow when a businesswoman who fixed his book launch trip to the South American country failed to show up in court. It means Ronaldinho faces spending his 40th birthday tomorrow in a jail threatened by coronavirus. His appeal against a judge’s decision to swap his jail remand for house arrest was knocked back last week and he was warned he could faced six months inside. Ronaldinho pictured inside jail for the first time Promoted Content6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Ronaldinho, a star of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning side and one of the greatest ever footballers, is being held in a jail in the outskirts of Paraguayan capital Asuncion. His birthday will be a far cry from others including his 26th when he partied until 6am at a Barcelona nightclub. His 32nd, which lasted five days and cost tens of thousands of pounds, took place at a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ronaldinho was accused of using a fake Paraguayan passport Read Also: Tyson pockets £20k in 6 hours charging fans £250 per video messages Soccer legend Pele sent a greeting after last year’s bash saying: “Whenever I see Ronaldinho he always has a smile. Happy birthday my friend.” Ronaldinho was arrested on March 6. Last night he was still cracking his trademark grin in his cell. Just days earlier, he was allowed to take part in a kickabout game with fellow inmates and guards in which he scored five and set up the other six in an 11-2 victory. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img

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