DIEGO Maradona has been cleared of dodging £34million in tax — four months after he died.

The 30-year-old case was thrown out by a court in Italy.

Diego Maradona has now been cleared of dodging £34million in tax

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Diego Maradona has now been cleared of dodging £34million in taxCredit: AFP

Maradona was hit with a £2.5million bill in 1991 while playing for Napoli.

The total spiralled to £34million with interest.

In 2006, police seized earrings and a Rolex from the World Cup winner on a visit to Naples.

Italy’s supreme court yesterday ruled Maradona should have qualified for a 2013 tax amnesty.

Lawyer Angelo Pisani said: “This finally hands back honour and dignity to a champion. He always knew he was innocent.”

Maradona died aged 60 in Argentina last year.

His doctor and others are being investigated for potential manslaughter.

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