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Maradona told to pay £21m in Italian taxes

Diego Maradona, the former Argentine football star, has been told pay Italian taxes of about '30m, or £21m.

Reports said an Italian court rejected Maradona's appeal against the tax bills, which date back to 1985-1991 when he played for Napoli.

CNN reported that after arguing unsuccessfully that his old club should foot the bill, Maradona's lawyers tried to clear his name partly "by arguing a procedural technicality: tax collectors did not notify Maradona of the back taxes until it was too late".

"The case was lost, it's true," said Vincenzo Siniscalchi, one of Maradona's lawyers.


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k.bonney2 | | Permalink

Not too many England supporters crying over this one.