Bettini investigated for 11m euro tax evasion

Paolo Bettini

Paolo Bettini is under investigation for tax evasion by Italian authorities. The former Olympic and world road race champion has allegedly evaded paying up to 11 million euros in tax.

The retired Italian rider is alleging that he was resident in Monaco during the period under investigation. However, the Italian inland revenue are disputing this and are investigating whether Bettini was actually resident in Cecina, Italy, and therefore liable to pay the 11m euros tax bill.

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