Paolo Bettini Owes 11 Million Euros in Taxes
Olympic world champion cyclist Paolo Bettini is alleged to have committed tax fraud, says news agency Ansa. Financial police say that the 35-year-old champion tried to avoid paying taxes by claiming to have relocated to Monaco, a tax haven. He now owes the Italians 11 million euros. Bettini was world champion in 2006 and 2007, and also won the Olympic gold medal in Athens back in 2004.