Maradona, the curiously hairless multi-millionaire socialist former soccer superstar is accusing his former wife Claudia Villafañe of embezzling.
In a bitter fight that is also being played out in the media, the 1986 World Cup winner has accused Villafañe of secretly purchasing properties in Miami using his money when they were still married. The couple wed in 1989 and divorced in 2003, but they did not liquidate their joint assets.
“There was a crime committed relating to concealment of properties,” the lawyer said. “When she asked for a [bank] loan in 2002, she put on her application that she was single. The bank is now going to file a complaint against her for fraud, which entails that her [US] visa will be revoked. A criminal complaint has been filed in Miami.”
Unlike him, she’s taking the high ground,
“I am never going to speak badly about him or do anything to harm him. It is just not my style,” she said.
I’ve never understood the adoration for Maradona, who recently has been campaigning for Scioli, but he does manage to come up with some doozies.