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Maradona returns to Italy despite tax storm

Published on Feb 25, 2013 6:17 AM

ROME (AFP) - Diego Maradona returns to Italy on Monday where he will again find himself facing questions over allegations that he owes millions of euros in taxes.

The Argentine World Cup winner, still an idol in Italy after leading Napoli to Serie A titles more than 20 years ago, will watch his former club in Udinese and then give a news conference on Tuesday.

Maradona was convicted in 2005 and ordered to pay 37.2 million euros (S$60.9 million), including 23.5 million euros in interest for late payments.

But a court in November last year said there had been procedural errors and ordered a new investigation.

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