Ronaldinho’s three luxurious rides seized by Brazilian authorities
Legendary Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho, who was recently in Kenya, returned back home in Brazil to find his luxurious cars worth 13 million pounds (Sh1.7 billion) seized by the authorities over debt.
According to media reports, the former Barcelona playmaker has had his three cars seized by authorities to guarantee the payment of a fine relating to damages caused to a forest by his projects.
It is understood that the authorities reached the decision after they found out that the former Selecao only had 5 pounds (Sh655) in his back account.
The cars which were seized are two BMWs and a Mercedes which were taken from his family home.
The damage in question is said to have been caused by the construction of the Ronaldinho Gaucho Institute back in 2013.
Ronaldinho was accused of cutting down the native forest where the institute was put up, and also carrying out drainage and land movement without a license.
A court in Rio de Janeiro found Ronaldinho guilty of environmental degradation and ordered him to pay a fine of 1.75 million pounds (Sh229 million).
However, the authorities claim it has been impossible to contact the footballer concerning the payment.
Ronaldhino was in Kenya two weeks ago for a three day visit courtesy of betting firm Betika.
During his visit he conducted football clinics and took part in exhibition matches in Kisumu and Nairobi.