Ronaldinho Gaucho, the previous Brazil and Barcelona soccer star being held in a Paraguayan jail for utilizing a falsified passport, is being investigated for added crimes, the prosecutor main the case mentioned on Sunday.
Osmar Legal didn’t make clear what the crimes have been however advised the Brazilian information web site Globoesporte that “there are indications that different crimes have been dedicated” by Ronaldinho and his brother and enterprise supervisor, Roberto Assis.
Sergio Queiroz, the lawyer representing each Ronaldinho and Assis, didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark.
However, Queiroz advised reporters earlier within the day that the case introduced to this point was solely in regards to the adulterated passports, and he refused to speak about “suppositions” made within the press.
“The case because it was introduced is obvious,” Queiroz mentioned. “There is not any different level being investigated, you may see that there within the paperwork.”
He referred to as the brothers’ detention “arbitrary, abusive and unlawful”.
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“They confessed that they used these false passports,” Queiroz advised reporters. “But there was no hurt carried out to the Paraguayan state.
“Roberto and Ronaldinho didn’t know that the passports have been irregular. And they cooperated totally with authorities.”
The brothers have been remanded in custody on Saturday after being caught attempting to enter Paraguay utilizing the doctored journey paperwork.
A choose dominated them a flight threat and mentioned they have to stay in jail whereas the investigation takes place. Under Paraguayan regulation, officers have six months to finish their enquiry.
The pair spent Friday and Saturday evening in a jail cell in a most safety facility. They got cleaning soap, pillows and mosquito repellent and have been led into courtroom on Saturday in handcuffs.