Agence France-PresseMarch 14, 2014 10:43
German football legend Uli Hoeness said on Friday he won't appeal a tax fraud jail sentence and resigned from his posts as president and board chairman of powerhouse club Bayern Munich.
"Tax evasion was the mistake of my life," the fallen football idol, who is set to start his prison term in coming weeks, said in a personal statement. "I will face the consequences of this error."
A Munich court had Thursday sentenced Hoeness, 62, to three and a half years in jail for major tax fraud in a trial that captivated football-obsessed Germany.