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Maradona wants 'justice'

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

NAPLES, Italy - Football legend Diego Maradona has asked for "justice" in his dispute with Italian tax authorities on an emotional trip to Naples — the scene of some of his greatest career successes.

"I haven't killed anyone, I've just come to ask for justice," Maradona said at a media conference, saying he had been a "victim" of swindlers and revealing that he wanted to meet Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to discuss his tax difficulties.

"I can explain everything to him," the former attacking midfielder said on Tuesday.

World Cup winner Maradona, who helped Napoli to their only Italian championship wins in 1987 and 1990, was convicted of tax evasion in 2005 and ordered to pay 37.2 million euros ($F86.7 million) including 23.5 million euros in interest on late tax payments. An Italian court in November last year admitted there had been a procedural error in the investigation and ordered a new inquiry.





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