Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho will not be charged for using a fake passport to enter Paraguay, says the lead official in the case.
The 39-year-old and his brother were both questioned by law enforcement on Thursday having shown false documents.
Prosecutor Federico Delfino said the brothers were aware they had committed a crime but said they did so unwittingly.
The pair have agreed to face an alternative punishment.
“We are looking for a different way out of this that doesn’t result in a formal accusation and that recognises that these people were, we can say, taken by surprise,” Delfino told reporters in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital.
Another man who travelled with the brothers – 45-year-old Wilmondes Sousa Lira – was held.
A judge will decide whether to accept Delfino’s recommendation on Friday. An alternative punishment could be a fine payable to a local charity.
Reuters report that Ronaldinho’s lawyer Adolfo Marin could not be reached for comment.
Source: News update