Italy serve Maradona 39-mln-euro debt notice

Italy serve Maradona 39-mln-euro debt notice
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Italian tax agents have served football legend Diego Maradona with papers over a 39 million euros debt, as the star was in Milan recently for an event organised by a best-selling sports daily for the publication of a DVD collection on his life.

According to Sport24, Maradona's tax woes go back to when he played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991.

A source at the Equitalia tax recovery agency said the move was simply formal procedure since the papers only have a 180-day validity and therefore have to be renewed whenever Maradona is in Italy.

They would theoretically give legal premise for Italian authorities to seize Maradona's assets in Italy, which the international star does not have, the report said.

In 2005, he was ordered to pay 37.2 million euros, 23.5 million euros of which, were interest on the debt, the report added.

Maradona had protested last year that he was not a tax fraudster and he was just playing football and someone else was signing for him. (ANI)

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