Ronaldinho free to return to Brazil after agreeing guilty plea over fake passport charge in Paraguay
In April, they were released from prison after lawyers posted a $1.6 million (£1.3m) bail on their behalf, and they were placed under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion to await trial.
The pair had faced up to five years behind bars if convicted.
Both brothers have pleaded guilty to entering the country with fake passports as part of the agreement. Ronaldinho has paid a fine of $90,000, while Assis has been fined $110,000.
While Assis will now have a criminal record in Paraguay, Ronaldinho will not.
Assis is not permitted to leave Brazil for two years, and must periodicallypresent himself to Brazilian authorities in Rio de Janeiro during that 24-month span.
Ronaldinho and Assis were initially detained after producing the fake documentshaving travelled to Paraguay to take part in a number of promotional events.
They spent 32 days in the maximum security Agrupacion Especializada prison after being arrested at the Resort Yacht and Golf Club Paraguay.
He told Paraguayan network ABC Color: “We were totally surprised to learn that the documents were not legal. Since then our intention has been to collaborate with the justice system to clarify the facts.
“From that moment until today, we have explained everything and facilitated everything that has been requested of us.
“It was a hard blow, I never imagined that I would go through such a situation. All my life I have sought to reach the highest professional level and bring joy to people with my football.”
Videos of Ronaldinho taking part in a series of prison football matches went viral at the time, but friends and family spoke of the toll the experience had taken on the 40-year-old.
“Ronaldinho is not happy at all," former Paraguay international Nelson Cuevas told CNN Radio in March after visiting his friend in prison.
Source : goal.com
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