Paolo Maldini indicted in tax case
Retired AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini was indicted Monday on
charges including corruption for allegedly paying off a tax agency
official to avoid fiscal checks.
Maldini attended the hearing in Milan on Monday, and 12 other
people were also ordered to stand trial in the case, according to
the ANSA and LaPresse news agencies.
Maldini’s lawyer, Danilo Buongiorno, told ANSA that his client
wasn’t worried, because ”he has never corrupted anyone,” adding
that ”there is no proof of corruption and the court will realize
Corruption charges against Maldini’s wife, Adriana Fossa, were
The reports said Maldini has also been charged by the Milan
judge with illegal activity regarding a real estate deal in
The 42-year-old Maldini retired after the 2008-09 season, having
spent his entire 25-year career with Milan. He maintains he is
The trial is scheduled for June 21.