Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho has been denied bail by an appeal court in Paraguay following his pre-trial detention over a fake passport .
Attorneys to the football star and his brothers filed an appeal on Thursday, two days after another court rejected their request to release the pair on bail or to house arrest.
The risk of flight and the risk of obstruction of the investigation, which is the basis of the detention measure against the Assis Moreira brothers, has not changed,” the appeals court judges said in a statement.
Sixteen people have so far been implicated in the fake passport scandal, public prosecutor Federico Delfino said.
The brothers arrived in Asuncion from Brazil last week and showed their passports to immigration police, who did not immediately notice any problem.
Hours later, when the passports were determined to be fake, investigators raided the football star’s hotel room and seized the brothers’ identity cards and travel documents.