Maradona owes $53 milion in taxes


Italy’s tax collection agency says it has formally notified Diego Maradona that it will begin procedures to freeze his assets in Italy to pay off his tax debt of $53 million.

Equitalia confirmed reports Friday saying its agents had served Maradona with the notification in his Milan hotel room, and that he signed the papers.

Maradona’s Italian debts stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91.