Serie A - Maldini sent to trial over 'tax spying'

Mon, 28 Mar 14:13:00 2011

Retired former Italy and Milan defender Paolo Maldini was sent to trial on Monday charged with illegally asking an Italian tax agency official to do a tax check on another man, judicial sources said.

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Maldini, who denies the accusations, is alleged to have committed the crime during a property deal in Tuscany.

A tax agency employee was arrested in 2009 during the police investigation.

Maldini, 42, retired from all soccer in 2009 after a glittering career and has yet to take another job having turned down coaching roles at Milan and Chelsea.


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