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Ronaldinho Released From Paragyuan Jail After Posting $1.6m In Bail: Reports

Ronaldinho released: Brazilian star and his brother Roberto de Assis have reportedly been released from Paragyuan jail after they posted $1.6 million in bail.

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Former Brazil international Ronaldinho and his brother, Roberto de Assis, have been reportedly released from Paraguayan jail after spending 32 days behind the bars. Multiple publications have reported that Ronaldinho's lawyers deposited $1.6 million as bail, which granted his release from the prison. The duo will now be placed in house arrest in a nearby hotel until they await trial in Paraguay.

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Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay: Ronaldinho released

Last month, the football community was shocked when it was reported, Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested in Paraguay after being found in possession of fake passports. Subsequently, they were held in captivity in a maximum-security prison. Ronaldinho, who reportedly entered the county for a promotional event, was initially expected to spend close to six months in prison after multiple bail appeals were rejected.

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Ronaldinho released: Ronaldinho bail plea approved

However, some reports suggest, the former Barcelona man co-operated with the authorities which resulted in a breakthrough in the case. Judge Gustavo Amarilla, who granted Ronaldinho's bail, was quoted by a leading British publication stating, "I decided to put them in house arrest because the investigation is now well advanced, differently from the situation one month ago."

Ronaldinho released: Awaiting trial

Ronaldinho jail update: Ronaldinho released and to be in house arrest

Ronaldinho will now be in house arrest in Palmaroga hotel in Asuncion while the authorities continue with their investigation. Furthermore, up to 14 people are reportedly being investigated by the Paraguayan authorities. If convicted, it is believed, Ronaldinho could face up to five years of prison term. 

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Ronaldinho Released? Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay and 32-day prison time

The one-time Ballon d'Or winner was arrested in Paraguay on March 6. He was forced to celebrate his 40th birthday behind the bars and multiple photos and videos were released which suggested the former footballer was enjoying his time in prison. It was reported that Ronaldinho participated in a futsal tournament with the inmates. The 40-year-old reportedly excelled in the tournament and his team was also awarded a 5kg suckling pig. He was also pictured playing footvolley with the inmates.

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