Flamengo's Ronaldinho under investigation due to irregularites in his non-profit foundation

The ex-Barcelona and AC Milan attacker has set up an organisation to encourage social integration in Brazil, but agreements with government bodies are being questioned
Flamengo forward Ronaldinho's non-profit organisation is being investigated after claims that the foundation's relationship with specific governing bodies was potentially not above board.

The ex-Barcelona and AC Milan attacker set up the Institute of Ronaldinho Gaucho (IRG) in December 2006 to encourage social interaction and cultural projects for Brazilian children.

However, agreements between the entity and the City Department of Education (SMED) are being questioned by Mauro Pinheiro, a Porto Alegre politician.

"I have no doubt that this partnership means a good use of public resources. What were the actual results of these agreements?" the councillor asked Globoesporte.

The IRG has built a large sports arena, swimming pools, football pitches and classrooms for young people to utilise, but the recent questioning is largely in relation to the financial connotations surrounding the purchase of materials to manufacture these facilities.

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