Maradona's earring hardly dents huge tax debt
A diamond earring which Italian tax police confiscated from Argentina national team coach Diego Maradona was auctioned Thursday for 25,000 euros (36,300 dollars), Italian media reported.
A woman, who declined to be identified, prevailed over the other single bidder and said she was "pleased with the achieved result."
Officers seized the earring last September as Maradona was sojourning in a hotel in the northern town of Merano, DPA reported.
The amount is a small drop compared to the about 36 million euros (52.3 million dollars), consisting in large part of interest, that the former star owes to the Italian revenue from the years from 1984 to 1991 when he played with Napoli.
A luxury wristwatch and part of a sum that Maradona received for taking part in a show on Italian television were confiscated in 2005 and 2006.