Trial of Uli Hoeness at the Justice Palace in downtown Munich -- munichFOTO
Trial of Uli Hoeness at the Justice Palace in downtown Munich — munichFOTO

Munich (MunichNOW News / dpa) – Uli Hoeness, the president of German football champions Bayern Munich, has confessed to having evaded a total of 18.5 million euros (25.7 million dollars) in taxes – more than five times the amount he has been charged with.

Defence lawyers have told the court in Munich that is trying the German football legend that, in addition to the 3.5 million euros in taxes he is suspected of having dodged, he has also failed to

declare an additional 15 million euros in taxes due over the years.

“I have evaded taxes,” Hoeness has told judges. “I was hoping to escape criminal prosecution with a voluntary disclosure. I am glad that now everything is on the table.”

Trial of Uli Hoeness at the Justice Palace in downtown Munich -- munichFOTO
Trial of Uli Hoeness at the Justice Palace in downtown Munich — munichFOTO