Ronaldinho and brother will not face prosecution for fake passports

first_imgBarcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho in spot of botherAsuncion, Paraguay | AFP |  Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother were “deceived” and will not face prosecution for traveling to Paraguay on false documents, officials said Thursday.Prosecutor Federico Delfino said he had recommended not pursuing Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira.“But on the condition of admitting committing the crime of which they are accused, in this case the use of false documents,” he said.Ronaldinho’s lawyer had earlier denied that he and his brother had used fake passports to enter Paraguay.“We have proceeded to charge several people,” Delfino told the press.“Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto contributed relevant information to the investigation” and were then removed from the case.The brothers were acting in “good faith” in receiving the falsified Paraguayan documents, he said.“The information that they provided is very useful in disrupting a criminal organization dedicated to the production of false documents,” he said.Brazilian authorities withdrew Ronaldinho’s passport in November 2018 after he failed to pay a $2.5 million fine for environmental damage incurred during the building of a property in Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil.The World Cup winner and his brother were questioned for more than seven hours by the public prosecutor in Asuncion.Ronaldinho had been invited to the Paraguayan capital by a foundation for needy children, and to promote his new book. The 39-year-old and his brother went to the prosecutor’s office in the morning alongside Paraguayan lawyer Adolfo Marin.“They decided voluntarily to stay and submit themselves to the public prosecutor’s investigations,” said Marin.According to the inspector leading the investigation Gilberto Fleitas, Ronaldinho was given a fake passport by Brazilian businessman Wilmondes Sousa Lira, who has been arrested.Marin said Ronaldinho had told the public prosecutor that the documents in question were given to him a month ago in Brazil.Former two-time world player of the year Ronaldinho and his brother were detained on Wednesday at their hotel.Their fake documents were detected upon arrival at the Asuncion international airport, according to Delfino.The former Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain forward and his brother traveled using “doctored Paraguayan passports and fake identity cards,” Delfino said.However, Marin insisted that Ronaldinho had traveled with his own documents and was not subject to travel restrictions.Marin added that the two Brazilians faced no restrictions on their movements in Asuncion.Interior minister Euclides Acevedo earlier said Ronaldinho’s celebrity would not spare him.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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ACU Donates $30,000 To Support JBLM Soldiers

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by America’s Credit UnionNovember 2nd 2012 was the 12th Annual Turkey Shoot, America’s Credit Union’s (ACU) charity golf tournament. The funds raised were donated to support our troops in three dynamic ways. ACU gave $10,000 each to Santa’s Castle, The Madigan foundation and The Food Basket program on JBLM.Ken Leonard, ACU’s President/ CEO, said “thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we can help feed the soldiers, support them through the holidays and help them when or if they become wounded.”With the funds raised from the Turkey Shoot, over the past 12 years ACU has been a part of providing Christmas to over 20,000 children, food for over 15,000 families, and health related programs that our JBLM community needs and relies on.Every year ACU contributes approximately $160,000 to programs for soldiers, their families and our surrounding community, however this is a separate endeavor. The money raised by the Turkey Shoot over the past 12 years has totaled an additional $225,000. This year’s community supporters are:  Northwest Motorsport, Tacoma Dodge, Designer Decal, Immedia,  MAROA publishing, Print NW, Northwest BMW, Albers & Company, CUNA Mutual, Cook Security Group, O Bee Credit Union, Renton Collections, Car Pros, Lakewood Ford, St. Martin’s University, COINFORCE, Armed Forces Bank, Sound Credit Union, AUSA, Boom Creative, Bruce Titus Automotive Group, Julie Swenson – Legacy Group, Olympia Auto Mall, CU Direct, Dan Koch – New York Life Insurance, INSI,  Merit Construction Northwest, National University Golf Academy, American Legion 161, Patriots Landing, Raddon Financial Group, The Ranger and Airlifter, Shannon & Associates, Sullivan Painting, Canon Construction, The Madigan Foundation, University of Phoenix, Riverside Ford, Clear Channel Outdoor, Cudl,  Walmart-Lakewood Store, Signs By Tomorrow, Hotel Murano, Hampton Inn and Suites, Tacoma Chiropractic, Forza Coffee in Dupont, Amy Remington – Guild Mortgage, Advantage Hole in One, Allied Solutions, American Lake Credit Union, Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes, Cuenca & associates, Oberthur Technologies, Baydo’s Chevrolet, Lacey Creek Catering.last_img read more

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QPR star appeals to fans for help

first_imgAdel Taarabt has told the Press Association that QPR fans can play a role in keeping the club in the Premier League.Rangers are in the bottom three and face a tough run-in, which includes a home clash with Arsenal on Saturday.“I feel better when we play at Loftus Road than I do when we play away. I feel the fans are really behind me,” said Taarabt.“When we played against Liverpool they were fantastic – with me and the team as well. We need them, that’s for sure, and I hope we can stay in this league.”Click here to test your knowledge with our QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA infrastructure build on track: Zuma

first_img4 July 2013 South Africa is a thriving building site, with about 1 132 active construction sites creating employment for about 178 000 people on projects monitored by the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission (PICC). The commission held a meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday, where progress on these projects – with a value of R750-billion – and other infrastructure development matters were thrashed out. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, President Jacob Zuma said he was happy with the development progress of the country. “The meeting took longer because of the volume of the matters on the agenda, such as the progress report on infrastructure build. We had lots of discussions and we are certain that we are making progress,” he said. The PICC brings together representatives of the three spheres of government, Cabinet ministers, premiers, metro mayors and the South African Local Government Association representatives to harmonise developments in the National Infrastructure Plan. The meeting examined the successes and challenges in the roll-out of the 18 Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs), which currently make up the country’s multi- billion rand National Infrastructure Plan.‘National, collective point of view’ The plan looks to transform the economic landscape, while simultaneously creating a significant number of new jobs and straightening service delivery. The SIPs cover various projects of economic and social infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals and new power stations. “The important thing about the [PICC] is that it puts together all tiers of government to discuss issues from a national, collective point of view,” said Zuma. Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel – chair of the PICC – said the commission currently tracks almost half of the state’s capital spending and the whole of government infrastructure spending. Patel said during the term of the current administration, which ends next year, the country was on course to reach spending of R1-trillion on infrastructure projects. He also said the state was spending about twice as much on infrastructure now than it did five years ago and attributed the increase in infrastructure expenditure to projects such as the 2010 Fifa World Cup and associated projects. New building technologies and innovative building, which could reduce construction costs, are being evaluated by the government, he said The increase in infrastructure spending was also due to construction cartels which have pushed up the cost of building, Patel said. The PICC meeting discussed the investigation showing evidence of pervasive price fixing, collusion and corruption in the private construction industry, following the Competition Commission reaching a settlement with 15 construction firms, who agreed to pay fines to the tune of R1.46-billion for collusive tendering on 24 June. Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said the infrastructure build gave government a stronger grip on developing the economy. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Don’t Avoid Standing in the Fire

first_imgMy friend, Larry, is a fire fighter. When he joined and the city placed him with a company, no one talked to him, even though spent hours and hours together. They didn’t invite him into their group, denying him membership. Even though the company hired him and was paying him, he wasn’t part of the team. Because of the nature of their work, the firefighters were slow to trust him, not knowing how he would behave in a situation where lives might be on the line. They were unsure whether or not they could trust him, as he hadn’t yet been tested.After a few months, Larry found himself in a serious house fire. The flames blew back over him and the two firefighters with him, and he had to stand between the fire and his two teammates, using the hose to protect his colleagues. He shielded the two firefighters with the water, but he was burned in the process, mostly on his neck and ears. After this event, he was a firefighter and a member of the team.If you work in sales, your company is going to have service failures. The service failures are going to cause your clients to have problems, which in turn will become your problems. Where salespeople get themselves in trouble is when they avoid dealing with the service failures, choosing instead to blame their operations team or external factor in hopes of absolving themselves or responsibility.My friend, Charlie Green, will tell you that trust is made up of reliability, credibility, and intimacy, divided by your self-orientation. When you demonstrate a lack of reliability, you diminish your client’s trust. When you suggest that your company isn’t reliable, that you are not responsible, you are really proving that you are not reliable, that you’re not accountable. Your company’s failing will, eventually, be remedied, but your unwillingness to own that failure and do what is in your power to make things better may not rebuild your lost reliability—and potentially your lost credibility.There is far too much written about negative sales behaviors, most of which are not nearly as prevalent as some claim. The lack of accountability, however, is too common and too often left unaddressed. If you want to be trusted, you must be willing to be accountable for what you sell. People are relying you. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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20 days agoLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every week

first_imgLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every weekby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Jonny Evans has hailed the progress of teammate Ricardo Pereira.They have conceded just five goals in seven Premier League games, the fewest along with Liverpool. And Evans told the Mirror: “We’ve got a good young side. “There’s obviously a bit of inexperience there, but we’ve got some really good young players coming through, skillful, athletic and quick.“Our right-back, Ricardo, is probably our best player every single week, he’s incredible. It’s a privilege to play alongside him. Getting Tielemans on a permanent deal was a massive statement for the club. He came in last season and lit the place up.“When he came back after his loan spell and signed for us, it gave everyone a massive boost. He had big teams in for him, but he wanted to come back to Leicester.“It showed he could see the huge potential we’ve got in our squad. We’ve got a great bunch of lads, a great dressing-room and there’s no real egos in there, which is fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoArsenal seek new defender signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal seek new defender signingby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are likely to sign another defender next summer, according to reports.David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and William Saliba were all signed by the Gunners this summer.But football.london says Unai Emery wants more reinforcements when the transfer window rolls around next summer.The North London outfit have conceded 11 goals in their eight games so far this season. last_img read more

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