Argentinean model VALERIA MAZZA and her husband are in trouble with the country's tax officials after allegedly failing to pay up.
Mazza and Alejandro Gravier owe more than $2 million (GBP1.25 million), according to website PeopleEnEspanol.com.
A source tells the website, "The Federal Revenue Administration in Argentina has issued an investigation on the couple, in which they are reviewing their accounts from 2002 through 2005."
Mazza is also a TV personality in Italy.
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