July 16, 2019

Ronaldinho passport seizure upheld

May 15, 2019
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Ronaldinho passport seizure upheld by Brazilian court

A court in Brazil has upheld a decision to seize the passports of former World Cup winner Ronaldinho and his brother Assis Moreira.

A panel of Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that the former Barcelona star should not be allowed to travel because of an ongoing lawsuit over alleged environmental crimes.

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Ronaldinho can still appeal the decision. His passport was seized in November because of unpaid damages of $2.1m (£1.6m) in the case.

The suit is related to the illegal construction of a fishing platform and a berth on the shores of the Guaiba river in his hometown of Porto Alegre in 2015.

Ronaldinho did not have the environmental license to build in the region.

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