Ronaldinho's release date from house arrest extended by Paraguayan judge

Ronaldinho's release date from house arrest extended by Paraguayan judge

- Ronaldinho was hoping he would regain total freedom this week

- But a Paraguayan judge has extended his stay under house arrest for another few weeks

- The new date for his hearing in court has been scheduled for August 24

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Ronaldinho's chances of regaining freedom for the first time in over five months from Paraguay prison has reportedly suffered a huge setback.

The Barcelona icon was arrested earlier this year for using fake documents to gain entry into the South American country alongside his brother.

They were remanded in prison where he clocked 40th after which he paid over $1 million to be granted partial freedom. He has been under heavy security house arrest since then.

However, the saw a light at the end of the tunnel following the news that he could be released by a Paraguayan judge earlier this week.

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But the magistrate has set August 24th new date for the hearing Ronaldinho's case as reported by SunSport.

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The publication claims their prosecutors were willing to allow them to return to their home country after paying the heavy fine slammed on them.

Ronaldinho's release date from house arrest extended by Paraguayan judge

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Meanwhile, they will have to stay put at the Palmaroga Hotel in Asuncion where they have been prisoners since April until at least the next court date.

Although, it is left to be seen judge Gustavo Amarilla would be magnanimous enough to allow them leave the shores of Paraguay immediately after the hearing

Ronaldinho was said to have been asked to pay a sum of £70,000 cash in a bid to get-away from freedom and an escape from trial last weekend over the fake document saga.

Roberto de Assis Moreira was told he could be allowed to board the same plane home with his younger brother if a judge accepted a new prosecution proposal for him based around a two year suspended jail sentence and a £85,000 fine.

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Both men would have to plead guilty to a charge of entering the country with falsified passports as part of a so-called deal called a ‘salida process’ in Paraguay, according to reports in the South American country.

The 40-year-old says in an interview with Paraguayan tabloid ABC Color that he will give his mum Miguelina “a big kiss” when he regains freedom.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Brazilian legend Ronadinho is ready to come out of retirement to play under the legendary football great Diego Maradona.

The 40-year-old has not played professional football since his last outing for Brazilian club Fluminense in 2015.

It was gathered that the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker is open to the move as Maradona will do everything to land the exciting star.

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