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Bayern Munich president gets 3-year sentence for tax evasion

Berlin, Mar 13 (EFE).- FC Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness was convicted Thursday of evading an estimated 27.2 million euros ($37.7 million) in taxes and sentenced to three years and six months in prison. The Regional Court II in Munich announced the verdict, which was handed down at the end of a four-day trial. Prosecutors had been seeking a five-and-a-half-year prison sentence, while the defense called for the case be shelved or for the 62-year-old Hoeness to be given a sentence of less than two years, which would have allowed him to avoid prison time.

Bayern Munich president Hoeness found guilty of tax evasion, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

MUNICH - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was found guilty and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison on Thursday for evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through an undeclared Swiss bank account. The 62-year-old Hoeness, one of the most powerful figures in German football, was initially charged with dodging 3.5 million euros ($4.85 million) in taxes through the Swiss account.

Bayern Munich president Hoeness jailed for tax fraud

A German court Thursday sentenced football legend Uli Hoeness, president of powerhouse club Bayern Munich, to three and a half years in jail for major tax fraud. The verdict for cheating the German state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) spelled the likely end of the career of the former star player whose trial has captivated football-obsessed Germany. Hoeness, 62, had admitted to hiding his wealth in secret Swiss bank accounts while obsessively "gambling" on stock and currency markets for years.

German prosecutor demands 5-1/2 years jail for Bayern boss Hoeness

MUNICH (Reuters) - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness should be sentenced to 5-1/2 years in jail for evading millions of euros in taxes, state prosecutor Achim von Engel said on Thursday at the end of a trial against the soccer manager. Hoeness, who turned Bayern Munich into one of the world's most successful soccer clubs, has admitted he evaded 27.2 million euros in taxes but is hoping for leniency in one of the most closely watched tax evasion cases in German history.

Prosecutors seek 5 years' jail for Bayern Munich boss

German prosecutors demanded five and a half years in jail Thursday for Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness for evading millions in taxes. Prosecutor Achim von Engel sought the prison sentence on the day a verdict was expected in a trial that has captivated football-obsessed Germany this week. Hoeness, 62, has admitted to evading 27.2 million euros ($37.6 million) in taxes by hiding his wealth in Swiss bank accounts. ran-fz/dlc/lc

Football: Bayern, Atletico ease into Champions League quarters

Holders Bayern Munich kept their hopes alive of becoming the first team to retain the Champions League trophy while Atletico Madrid also progressed to the quarter-finals of this season's competition on Tuesday. Bayern -- who have reached the final of the past two Champions League campaigns -- were held 1-1 in Munich by Arsenal, but just as they did last year against the same opposition at the same stage, the Germans went through, this time 3-1 on aggregate.

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Football: Arsenal v Bayern Munich Champions League result

Result of Champions League last 16 first leg clash between Arsenal and Bayern Munich played at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday: Arsenal (ENG) 0 Bayern Munich (GER) 2 (Kroos 54, Mueller 88) afp

Football: Arsenal v Bayern Munich factfile

Factfile on Arsenal and holders Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League last 16, first leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:

Football: Arsenal v Bayern Munich factfile

Factfile on Arsenal and holders Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League last 16, first leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:
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