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Ronaldinho released from Paraguay prison and placed under house arrest after paying £1.3m bond for fake passport scandal

RONALDINHO has been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest after his fake passport scandal.

The Brazil legend, 40, was thrown behind bars for allegedly trying to enter Paraguay with forged documentation.

But he has now been allowed to leave prison on the condition he stays within the boundaries of the hotel he will be forced to stay in.

Ronaldinho will be placed under house arrest at the Hotel Palma Roga, in Paraguayan capital city, Asuncion.

The former Barcelona star, along with his brother, were released after just 32 days in prison in what was meant to be a six-month sentence.

Reports claim the pair were only released after paying a £1.3million bond.

On March 6, Ronaldinho and his brother were held in Paraguay on suspicion of entering the country with a false passport.

Both he and his 49-year-old sibling Roberto deny entering the country with doctored documents.

Ronaldinho spent his 40th birthday behind bars, although he did get to celebrate with a huge BBQ.

Unsurprisingly, the Samba star continuesdto play football alongside fellow prisoners and officers - and has even dabbled in carpentry.

Ronaldinho even showed off a new bearded look on the day of his release.


Ronaldinho grows beard in jail and smiles again as he records message for prison football team-mate's family

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