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Ronaldinho’s five months house arrest comes to an end

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Ronaldinho has been under house arrest in Paraguay but it officially comes to an end after a plea deal was reached with the authorities. 

During his playing career, Ronaldinho wowed fans across the globe. However, his steps away from the pitch have caused nothing but controversy. 

Alongside his brother, Roberto de Assis, the 40-year-old retired footballer was arrested six months ago. The charges levied against him were for entering Paraguay on a fake passport. 

He spent a month in jail and then five more under house arrest. That ordeal has now come to an end as he agreed to a plea deal with the Paraguayan public prosecutor. 

ESPN has reported that to close the investigation, only a formal final hearing is left. It is expected that Ronaldinho would be fined $90,000 (£69,000) for this illegal trespassing endeavor. 

Although the 2002 World Cup winner’s record will remain clean, he will have to cooperate with Paraguayan authorities. Every time Ronaldinho intends to leave Brazil, he will also have to inform their Paraguayan counterparts.