31 Jul Paraguay prosecutors prepared to debate plea cut price in Ronaldinho case
Ronaldinho Gaucho’s legal professionals are evaluating choices for the previous Barcelona star to be launched from jail as early as August after a supply near the prosecution informed Football4cast that they’re prepared to debate a plea cut price in his prison case, which started greater than 4 months in the past after he was arrested for trying to enter Paraguay with a false passport.
The previous Ballon d’Or winner and his brother Roberto Assis have been launched from a high-security jail in Paraguay in April after paying bail of $800,000 every and positioned underneath home arrest in a luxurious lodge within the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, the place they continue to be.
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Ronaldinho informed native authorities in a listening to that the passports have been a present from a Brazilian businessman, Wilmondes Sousa Liria, who was additionally jailed.
Ronaldinho and his brother withstand 5 years in jail if convicted.
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The general public prosecutor has six months to research the case, and has ordered the arrest of 18 others in reference to it.
Sources have informed Football4cast in Brazil that 90% of the case with respect to Ronaldinho and his brother is closed amid the failure on the a part of the general public prosecutor’s workplace to advance any connection to cash laundering or organised crime or make any case past Ronaldinho coming into the nation with faux paperwork.
Sources informed Football4cast that Ronaldinho may very well be supplied a plea cut price whereas the case continues to be delayed as a result of coronavirus restrictions.
Sources say the plea cut price may embody coming into a responsible plea for the falsified passports, paying one other advantageous or reporting month-to-month to the decide within the case.
Dalia Lopez, a businesswoman prosecutors say is related to the case and who stays at giant for the reason that outbreak of the scandal, is a key factor to resolve the case which even affected the state departments as she was the one who invited Ronaldinho to take part in occasions in Paraguay.
Ronaldinho had his Brazilian passport seized at house as a result of an investigation into alleged environmental crimes, however the doc was returned to him in September of 2019 and it’s nonetheless not identified why he didn’t enter the nation along with his personal passport.
In the meantime, sources say Ronaldinho has been affected person as his legal professionals work on a method they imagine may have him launched as early as this month.
The 2002 World Cup winner has informed sources that if he regains his freedom, he and his brother would journey to Porto Alegre to go to their mom and sister, greet the remainder of the household earlier than flying to Spain to settle virtually completely.
The supply stated that Ronaldinho has had virtually each day phone contact with folks of his closest belief, each in Brazil and in Spain.
Castelldefels, a city about 20 kilometres from Barcelona the place Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and different Barcelona footballers reside, could be the chosen place by Ronaldinho to determine his new residence.