The Brazilian Civil Justice condemned the former footballer and senator on Tuesday Romario de Souza Faria to pay 385.000 reais (about $ 94.000) for the late payment of the rent of a luxurious residence in Brasilia which he held for four years, between 2012 and 2016.
Romário settled in the building during the period that he served as a legislator in the lower house.
According to information from the news portal G1, of the Globo network, the monthly rent of the property (28.340 reais or about $ 6.912) was readjusted in 2015 and after paying the first two months with the new value (35.000 reais or about $ 8.536 ) Romário claimed that he did not agree with the price.
The former soccer player said there was no contract for the readjustment, while the real estate company presented evidence, such as conversations and emails, in which the senator accepted the values.
Judge Santos Mendes, responsible for the sentence, pointed out in his verdict that "whoever rejects an adjustment does not ask for a receipt to pay with the amount that is not in agreement and makes the payment."
The value determined by the judge was held responsible for Romário and his two guarantors Silvio Antonio Ferreira and Temístocles Grossi.
This is not the first time that the best soccer player of the 1994 World Cup in the United States has had problems with the courts.
Last June, the Brazilian Prosecutor's Office filed a complaint for running over a motorcyclist in Rio de Janeiro in 2017 and trying to deceive the authorities about the perpetrator.
A friend of Romário took the blame for the accident, which caused a serious hip injury to the victim, because allegedly the politician did not have a license to drive a luxurious Porsche.
The former player of the Barcelona and Valencia He was accused in 2018 in a report in the newspaper O Globo of concealment of assets, by transferring property and vehicles of his property to relatives and acquaintances to avoid their confiscation.
In 2004 and 2009, Romário was imprisoned for a few hours in Rio de Janeiro for delaying the alimony of two of his children and had to pay the debt and a bond to regain his freedom. EFE