The unusual reason Ronaldinho was in jail: How long was he in prison?

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, was one of the most decisive players in LaLiga Santander during his time at Barcelona.

As a footballer, his quality with the ball in his boots was undisputed, although off the pitch he had his ups and downs at various stages of his life.

And now that his signing for Porcinos F.C. in Gerard Pique‘s Kings League InfoJobs has been confirmed, he has returned to the front page of the Spanish news.

That is why many are wondering why he was in jail in Paraguay.

2020 arrest

His arrest took place in 2020 and coincided with the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

However, although his sentence was somewhat longer, the Brazilian was ‘only’ in prison for one month along with his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira.

But why were they arrested? According to the country’s authorities, they were held for using false passports to gain access to the country.

Both the former footballer and his brother were prosecuted along with 14 other officials for the charges.

Ronaldinho in jail: how long he was in jail and what he did

Dalia Lopez, who is on the run, was identified as one of the main architects.

She was the president of Permanent Oriental Holding S.A., the company that hired the Brazilian star for an event in the country, being considered by many as the main person responsible for the crime.

After a month in prison, the player reached an agreement to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest in a hotel in Palmaroga de Asuncion after paying 1,600,000 dollars.

In total, he was imprisoned with his brother for a total of 171 days between his different modes of detention.

During his stay in prison, the futsal tournament in which he participated along with other inmates went viral.