Hoeness charged with tax evasion

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

Last Updated: 30/07/13 at 19:51

Uli Hoeness (r): Hit with tax charge

Uli Hoeness (r): Hit with tax charge

Hoeness made a self-denunciation about unpaid taxes on funds he held in a Swiss bank account earlier this year.

In reporting himself to the tax authorities, and voluntarily paying an undisclosed amount to cover the shortfall, Hoeness was hoping to avoid any further sanctions.

However, after examining Hoeness' accounts and his self-denunciation, Munich's state prosecutors filed charges against him on Tuesday.

"The Munich state prosecutors II concluded their investigations into the case of Ulrich. H (Hoeness) on 29.07.2013 and pressed charges to the fifth criminal chamber of the Munich regional court II,'' read a statement from the Munich state prosecutors.

"The accusation, in which the 61-year-old president of FC Bayern Munich is being accused of tax evasion, has now been submitted.''

The Munich regional court must now decide whether to open a trial against the president of the European and German champions, based on the evidence provided by the state prosecutors.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd yet... Jermain Defoe is still going to pronounce himself gobsmacked when he learns he hasn't made the England squad for the Euro qualifiers.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

W

e could release Diaby and then re-sign him when nobody else does and he would literally be like a new signing.

john matrix
The Machine Gossip

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

Footer 365

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Jonny Evans issues denial as Papiss Cisse apologises in 'spitting' row

Manchester United's Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cisse, while the Newcastle striker has apologised for his actions.

Coutinho, Fernandinho, Oscar, Willian and Filipe Luis named in Brazil squad

Philippe Coutinho among five Premier League players named in the Brazil squad for the friendlies with France and Chile.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company