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01:06 PM, March 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:10 PM, March 05, 2020

Ronaldinho, brother held over fake passports in Paraguay

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho was caught on Wednesday with alleged altered passports, in Paraguay, for him and his brother according to a police report obtained by ESPN Brasil.

The former Barcelona star arrived on Wednesday for a charity event where officials came to his hotel and apprehended him.

Paraguay's interior minister, Euclides Acevedo, told ESPN "[Ronaldinho and his brother] are not being detained, they are still under judicial investigation and they have to testify. Then it will be decided whether they will be arrested or not."

Avecado added that the brothers are cooperating and claim they were tricked by a local businessman.

Although not arrested, Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, who's also his agent and manager, are held in their hotel suites under the watch of authorities until Thursday when they must report to the prosecutor's office. However, they are not free to leave the country until they provide testimony in the form of a deposition.

In November 2018, Brazilian authorities seized Ronaldinho's passport over his $1.8 million debt to the state.

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