Judge orders seizure of Ronaldinho's passport
The decision by judge Newton Fabricio on Friday came at the request of public prosecutors after the pair failed to pay a fine resulting from a 2015 court case.
Ronaldinho and Assis were fined 8.5 million reais (2.3 million US dollars) after being found guilty of building a fishing platform on the Guaiba river in southern Brazil without the necessary permits. The structure was located in a heritage-protected area, reports Xinhua news agency.
Ronaldinho's representatives were not immediately available for comment and it was not known if the brothers were in Brazil on Friday.
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