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Bayern boss 'won't contest figure'

The defence team for Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness will not contest an investigator's conclusion that he evaded millions more in taxes than previously admitted.

The 62-year-old was charged with dodging 3.5 million euro (£2.9 million) in taxes, but admitted on Monday to avoiding 15 million euro (£12.5 million) more.

An investigator who evaluated new documentation turned over by Hoeness shortly before the trial yesterday testified that he owed 27.2 million euro (£22.7 million) in total.

German news agency dpa reported that Hoeness's lawyer Hanns Feigen told the Munich state court today that they do not doubt the new amount, but added that "all the figures were there" when his client turned himself in to authorities last year.

Hoeness faces punishment ranging from a fine to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

A verdict is expected tomorrow.


From Belfast Telegraph