Angel Cabrera: Two-time golf main winner arrested in Brazil
In an announcement by Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro, an unnamed 51-year-old Argentine was arrested Friday.
A Rio de Janeiro Federal Police official who does not wish to be recognized confirmed to Newpaper24 that the individual arrested is “the well-known golf champion El Pato.”
Angel Cabrera, who is named “El Pato,” has gained each the Masters and the U.S. Open.
Police say the Brazil Supreme Courtroom carried out an arrest warrant for extradition and the individual can be despatched to jail till last extradition again to Argentina.
Cabrera has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend in Argentina, together with a misdemeanor cost of theft.
Newpaper24 has spoken to his lawyer, Miguel Gavier, who has promised an announcement.
In August, Gavier instructed Newpaper24 en Espanol that Cabrera has denied the fees. He mentioned that he doesn’t perceive why the Interpol pink discover was issued for Argentina as a result of his shopper has been cooperating and that he obtained a signed assertion from the prosecution saying that it wasn’t vital for Cabrera to acquire permission to journey.
Final yr, the Choose acknowledged that for Cabrera to stay at liberty, he needed to preserve a longtime residence in Argentina and make himself obtainable to the Courtroom when summoned.
“He’s harmless in each circumstances and expects to be absolved based mostly on the proof that has been gathered,” he mentioned.
Neither Interpol or the Courtroom of Justice in Cordoba, Argentina have returned Newpaper24’s calls.
Police say the arrest happened at a flat in Leblon, south of Rio de Janeiro. Cabrera has been charged in Argentina
In keeping with the Federal police official, Angel appeared shocked however “went together with the arrest, not making an attempt to flee or something.”
The unnamed federal police official tells Newpaper24 that Angel arrived in Brazil on December thirty first, coming from the USA, and a warrant was expedited by the Supreme Courtroom on January ninth.