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Ronaldinho Officially Released From Prison

After spending over a month in jail, Ronaldinho has officially been released after paying a staggering bail, but it's not all good news for the FC Barcelona legend.

Read: Eto'o Sends Message To Ronaldinho In Prison

The 39-year-old and his brother Roberto Assis were jailed on 5 March after being caught with fake passports in Paraguay.

It was claimed they could spend up to six months in jail for as long as the investigation into their case would take, and were denied an earlier bail request.

On Tuesday night, though, the pair finally left prison after depositing $1.6 million (R29 million) – $800 000 (R14.5 million) each – as bail, according to Football Espana who cited Grupo Nacion journalist Aldo Ynsfran.

Click through the gallery below to see a collection of Ronaldinho's extravagant cars:

However, Paraguayan authorities requested that both remain under house arrest until the investigation is over, and Ronaldinho and his brother will have to stay in a hotel in Asuncion.

The prosecutors agreed to the conditions presented by his Ronaldinho's lawyers despite previously denying bail.

Police are understood to still be investigating to what extent, if any, the brothers could be involved in a money laundering scheme involving businesswoman Dalia Lopez, who had arranged their trip to Paraguay.

Ronaldinho and his brother have claimed all along that they did not know the passports, which they believed to be gifts, were fake.

Read: Footballers Who Spent Time In Jail

They had travelled to Paraguay for some charity work, as well as to launch the former Brazil talisman's latest book Genio de la Vida (Genius of Life).

Do you think Ronaldinho was fooled, or do you think he could actually be involved in a money laundering scheme? Have your say in the comments section below.


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