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FOOTBALL: Bayern Munich boss jailed

Published:Thursday | March 13, 2014 | 1:29 PM

A German court has sentenced Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, to three years and six months in jail for tax evasion.

He admitted defrauding German tax authorities of millions of euros.

The former World Cup-winning Germany striker, 62, had kept the funds in a secret Swiss bank account.

His lawyer had argued he should escape punishment because he gave himself up. But judges ruled his confession fell short of full disclosure.

Hoeness was initially charged with evading €3.5 million in taxes but he then admitted to dodging another €15 million.

It finally emerged in court that he owed a total of €27.2 million.


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