By Bobby Alger, Marketing –
The former Brazilian soccer player, Ronaldinho, and his brother, Roberto, appeared in court on 7 March 2020 due to allegations that the pair used fake passports to enter Paraguay, reports the BBC.
Ronaldinho is Brazilian and, as such, is expected to have a Brazilian passport. However, the passports provided to authorities during the customs process were Paraguayan—and ostensibly fake.
While the brothers did have their Brazilian passports, the prosecutor, Federico Delfino, reports that the pair received the Paraguayan passports as they deplaned. The pair believed the passports to be a courtesy gesture. Ronaldinho and Roberto were detained prior to their trial.
The Interior Minister of Paraguay, Euclides Acevedo, told local media, “I respect his popularity in the sport, but you have to respect the law, too. The law applies equally to all.”
The star travelled to Paraguay to participate in events hosted by Fraternidad Angelical (Angelic Brotherhood), a foundation that offers medical assistance to children affected by poverty. Additionally, the event included time for promotion of Ronaldinho’s new book, Genio en la vida.
Now, possible motivations for the falsification of documents are currently under investigation, but the reality is that this is just one highly visible case because it involves a decorated sports professional. Document manipulation and falsification is a deeply rooted problem for customs officials, hiring managers, insurance companies, accountants, and basically every industry.
Luckily, a new technology from Converus may be able to help curb the tide of false information. EyeDetect uses state-of-the-art eye tracking technology to measure an individual’s eye responses to true or false questions about the validity of their actions. Priced at a level to be accessible to even small- and mid-sized companies, EyeDetect could be the first step in ensuring a fair and truth-centered world.