Maradona wins tax battle in Italy: reports

01 February 2013 10:46

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has won a lengthy battle with the Italian tax authorities over a bill of close to 40 million euros ($55 million), reports said Friday.

Maradona had been banned from entering Italy, where he played for Napoli, because he allegedly owed 37.2 million euros, 23.5 million of which was interest accrued, in tax.

However Maradona's lawyer, Angelo Pisani, told the Italian news agency ANSA that Maradona "can now return to Italy as a free man".

Source: AFP

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