Former Brazil football player Ronaldinho Gaucho will remain in jail in Paraguay after a judge rejected his lawyer’s request that he be released on bail or to house arrest, the public prosecutor said on Tuesday.
Ronaldinho and his brother as well as business manager Roberto Assis were arrested last Friday after they were caught carrying the false Paraguayan documents.
Brazilians do not need a passport to enter Paraguay so it was unclear why Ronaldinho had the fake documents in his possession.
The brothers will remain in a maximum security prison for as long as six months, or until the investigation is complete.
The brothers offered a $770,000 property as a guarantee but the public prosecutor argued they were a flight risk.