Maradona wins tax battle in Italy
MILAN - Agence France-Presse
Argentine former soccer star Diego Maradona. REUTERS photoArgentine 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".