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Tax Evasion Trial - Uli Hoeness' fall from grace

Uli Hoeness is currently in court, charged with tax evasion amounting to several million euros. The former footballer and current Bayern Munich president faces a potential jail sentence. Hoeness tried avoid trial with by submitting a voluntary disclosure of tax evasion, but the authorities were not impressed.

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That method of obtaining amnesty from prosecution in tax cases is legal but very controversial in Germany.