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Diego Maradona claims daughters stole nearly USD 2 million from him, plans to sue them

Maradona has instructed his lawyer to take legal action against his 30-year-old daughter Dalma and his 28-year-old daughter Gianinna for allegedly stealing the money

Published: 05th October 2017 11:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2017 11:35 PM   |  A+A-

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona (File | AP)

By IANS

MILAN: Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona will sue his two daughters for allegedly defrauding him of $1,850,000, Italian media and Argentine television reported on Thursday.

Maradona has instructed his lawyer to take legal action against his 30-year-old daughter Dalma and his 28-year-old daughter Gianinna for allegedly stealing the money and transferring it to a bank in Uruguay. 

Maradona accuses the women's mother, his ex-wife Claudia Villafane, of masterminding the alleged theft. 

In 2015, Maradona accused Villafane and her partner Jorge Taiana of expropriating $9 million and investing the cash in property in the US state of Florida, according to the Fanpage Calcio website. 

A year earlier, Maradona accused his girlfriend Rocio Oliva of embezzling cash and valuables worth $18 million, the website reports. 

Fifty-six year-old Maradona currently manages United Arab Emirates club Al Fujairah SC. The mythical striker played for Argentina's national team and is most is most famous for his time at Italian Serie A club Napoli, where he won numerous accolades. 

In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. 



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