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.
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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