Brazilian and Barcelona icon Ronaldinho will remain under house arrest in Paraguay’s luxury hotel after seeing an appeal against entering the country with a fake passport denied
- Ronaldinho and his brother were charged with trying to enter Paraguay using a fake passport in March
- The former Brazilian star spent 32 days in prison before paying £ 1.3 million in bonds
- He was released from prison in April but placed under house arrest at a hotel
- Ronaldinho has been in the four-star hotel in Asuncion awaiting trial since then
- His latest appeal against house arrest has been rejected this weekend
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will remain under house arrest in Paraguay after an appeals court judge rejected attempts to release the former soccer player and his brother.
Since being released from prison in April, Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis, who were charged with doing the same thing crime, has stayed in a four-star hotel in Asuncion, the country’s capital, awaiting their trial.
Ronaldinho has seen an appeal against his house arrest in a Paraguay hotel which was rejected in court
Ronaldinho (center) and his brother Roberto de Assis (right) were arrested in March for allegedly trying to enter Paraguay using a fake passport
Ronaldinho faces a sentence of six months in prison but is reported to have paid £ 1.3 million in bonds.
But his latest attempt to appeal the house arrest has failed in Paraguay’s Appeals Court, according to The Globe.
Earlier this week, Ronaldinho talked about spending ‘sixty days long’ under guard at a hotel and now it seems he has to stay there a little longer.
He compared house arrest with people who were isolated in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
“People in their homes have to imagine what it’s like to not be able to do what you normally do,” he told a Spanish newspaper The world of sports.
The former Barcelona and Brazilian star has talked about how difficult ordeal he has been
‘I think it is something that will remain with us all forever after living in this complicated experience.
“I hope that soon everything will return to normal and we can return to our homes. Hopefully everything will be as before. ‘
Ronaldinho lives in the four-star Palmaroga Hotel, a number of hotels owned by Barcelona.
Ronaldinho and his brother allegedly tried to enter Paraguay using this documentation
The former Barcelona star spent 32 days in prison on charges of using a fake passport
And he thanked his former club: ‘Obviously, Barcelona and I are united forever. This will always be my second city.
“Barcelona always treats me with a lot of love and respect. I thank you with all my heart for your message and love.
“This is the most extraordinary club and the fans live in my heart. I thank you with all my heart. ‘