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From World Champion to Prisoner: A New Case Complicates Things for the 2005 Ballon d’Or Winner, Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is said to be involved in a money laundering case. The investigation that led to the Brazilian’s detention in Paraguay is entering a new phase.


The 39-year-old boy and his brother are currently in prison in Paraguay for trying to enter the country with false passports.

When the judges had just turned down his request for parole, more bad news came.

Mundo Deportivo reports that the winner of the 2005 Ballon d’Or is under investigation to find out if he is part of a money laundering plot.

The newspaper claims that Ronaldinho and his brother received the false passports from a businesswoman named Dalia Lopez, who has ties to the Angel Brotherhood foundation. She would have organized their visit and met them when they arrived at Asunction airport before their arrest.

“She could be involved in a money laundering scheme and that means we have to investigate everyone else related to this type of crime, including Ronaldinho,” Osmar Legal, the lead attorney, told Reuters. case.

Diala Lopez runs a charitable foundation where Ronaldinho was to appear during his visit. She is on the run and wanted by the police.


Written by How Africa

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