A judge on Tuesday granted house arrest for former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho Gaúcho and his brother, after paying a joint bond of $ 1,600,000, during the review of measures at the Palace of Justice, in the case of use of documents. false for which they are charged.
The criminal guarantees judge Gustavo Amarilla indicated that the measure will be carried out in a hotel in Asunción and with police surveillance, and within the prohibition to leave the country. The bond ($ 800,000 each) was deposited in the state-owned National Development Bank and remains as guarantee for the duration of the process.
The judge added that now the formal acceptance of those affected by these precautionary measures remains and through their lawyers, a communication that will be made by telephone message due to the sanitary restrictions in force in Paraguay before COVID-19. In fact, some of the prosecutors in the case wore masks during that hearing to review the measures.
Ronaldinho and Roberto Assis Moreira, who is also his business advisor, are in the Agrupación Especializada, a headquarters of the National Police, in Asunción, which also functions as a prison. Both men served a month of preventive detention on Monday after being accused of presenting false passports at the Paraguayan capital’s international airport.
The brothers arrived in Asunción on March 4 to support with their image a social assistance program for Paraguayan children. Among the accused is Dalia López, the Paraguayan businesswoman who met them at the airport and president of the charitable foundation that managed the presence of Ronaldinho Gaúcho and her brother in Paraguay. López has been declared in a state of rebellion and with an international arrest warrant since March 18.
There are also a dozen accused in the case, which splashes to officials of the Identification Department, which issues passports and documents, to the Migration Directorate and to the authority of the Asunción International Airport.