Italy police says probing top soccer clubs over alleged tax evasion

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Italy's finance police said on Tuesday it was carrying out asset seizures after uncovering an established system of alleged tax evasion involving 35 soccer clubs in the country's top two divisions.

Tax police in the southern city of Naples were carrying out a decree to seize assets worth more than 12 million euros ($13 million) from 58 people involved in professional soccer, a Naples prosecutor said in a statement.

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Sources said earlier senior executives from Serie A clubs AC Milan, Lazio and Napoli were among those placed under investigation.

Milan and Napoli declined to comment. A spokesman for Lazio said he was not aware of any probe.

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