Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness Charged with Tax Evasion

July 30, 2013

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been charged with tax evasion by German prosecutors.

A spokesman for the Munich prosecutors said Hoeness’s lawyers have one month to respond to the charges and a court will decide whether to take him to trial.

Spokesman Ken Heidenreich refused to comment on further details of the indictement.

Hoeness originally reported himself to authorities earlier in 2013 in regards to an undeclared Swiss bank account.

The German and European champions’ supervisory board stuck by Hoeness’s side during the investigation and said he would remain in his job.

Hoeness played for Bayern Munich during the 1970s and later served as their general manager before becoming the club’s president.

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