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The Fall of Uli Hoeness - from role model to suspected tax fraudster

He has a reputation for straight talking and is a role model for millions: Uli Hoeness, former German football star and the man who turned Bayern Munich into the Bundeliga powerhouse it is today. The multi-millionaire has long been a popular guest on talk shows dealing with the subject of money - he was seen as an honest businessman and a person with character.

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Now he's in the spotlight for tax evasion - possibly to the tune of millions of euros. With tax evasion shaping up to be a key campaign issue in this election year, the case of Uli Hoeness looks set to stay in the spotlight.