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Ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho had BBQ with tearful inmates before release - sources

After serving 32 days for being accused of an adulterated passport he has now been placed into house arrest.
ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains the incredible circumstances that landed Ronaldinho in jail in Paraguay.

Inmates were in tears as they held a barbecue to say goodbye to Ronaldinho this week after the former Brazil star was placed on house arrest following 32 days in a Paraguayan prison, sources have told ESPN.

Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis, who is also his business manager, were incarcerated in Paraguay since March 6 for attempting to enter the country with falsified passports, even though residents of Brazil do not need passports to enter their landlocked neighbour.

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Ronaldinho granted house arrest after month in Paraguayan jail

After serving 32 days for being accused of an adulterated passport he has now been placed into house arrest.

Ronaldinho has been placed on house arrest after spending the past month in a Paraguayan jail for attempting to enter the country with an altered passport.

Judge Gustavo Amarilla granted the motion after the fourth request to review the case from the former Brazil and Barcelona star's lawyer and a bail payment of $1.6 million.

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