Graf's 'special tax deal' to be probed

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Graf's 'special tax deal' to be probed

Bonn - German politicians decided to launch a special inquiry into allegations that the tennis star Steffi Graf was given too much special treatment by her regional tax authorities. The parliament of Baden-Wurttemberg state, where Graf's tax affairs are being investigated, voted for the investigation.

Graf's father, Peter, was jailed in August to prevent him fleeing or concealing evidence to support accusations that he and his daughter evaded millions of marks in tax. The Grafs say they struck a deal with the state's tax authorities in 1993, agreeing on their tax liability.