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Football: Hoeness attends first Bayern match since conviction

Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness made his first public appearance since being convicted of tax fraud when he watched the European champions host Hoffenheim in the German league on Saturday. "Uli is always very welcome here with us," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German daily Bild. Hoeness was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by Munich's regional court a fortnight ago when he was found guilty of cheating the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

Football: Hoeness awaits jail as Bayern secure title

Bayern Munich secured their 24th German league title on Tuesday with the man who helped build them into a European powerhouse waiting to go behind bars. Uli Hoeness, 62, resigned as Bayern's president two weeks ago after being convicted of having cheated the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) in unpaid taxes and was given a three-and-a-half year jail sentence by Munich's regional court.

Football: Hoeness awaits jail as Bayern secure title

Bayern Munich secured their 24th German league title on Tuesday with the man who helped build them into a European powerhouse waiting to go behind bars. Uli Hoeness, 62, resigned as Bayern's president two weeks ago after being convicted of having cheated the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) in unpaid taxes and was given a three-and-a-half year jail sentence by Munich's regional court.

Football: Hoeness awaits jail as Bayern secure title

Bayern Munich were crowned German champions for the 24th time on Tuesday with the man who helped build them into a European powerhouse waiting to go behind bars. Uli Hoeness, 62, resigned as Bayern's president two weeks ago after being convicted of having cheated the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) in unpaid taxes and was given a three-and-a-half year jail sentence by Munich's regional court.

Football: Ribery, Kahn believe in Hoeness' Bayern return

Both France winger Franck Ribery and ex-Germany captain Oliver Kahn believe disgraced ex-club president Uli Hoeness will return to work at Bayern Munich after serving a prison sentence for fraud. The 62-year-old Hoeness resigned as Bayern's president last Friday, 24 hours after being convicted of having cheated the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) in unpaid taxes. He was sentenced to three and a half years in jail by a Munich regional court and Hoeness has walked away from the European champions after more than 40 years service.

Bayern chief to serve jail term as prosecutors nix appeal

German football legend and former Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness is to go to jail for tax fraud after prosecutors said Monday they would not appeal the verdict. Public prosecutors said in a statement that they did not plan to contest the three-and-a-half-year prison term handed down last week to Hoeness, 62. Hoeness was sentenced on Thursday for cheating the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) after a four-day trial that riveted football-obsessed Germany.

Football: Bayern plan to welcome Hoeness back after jail

Despite his conviction for tax fraud, Bayern Munich are planning to welcome back ex-president Uli Hoeness after he has served his prison sentence. The 62-year-old resigned as both Bayern president and chairman of the club's supervisory board on Friday and was a noticeable absentee for Saturday's 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen. He stepped down less than 24 hours after being sentenced to three and a half years in jail by Munich regional court having cheated the state out of 28.5 million euros ($39.5 million) in unpaid taxes.

Uli Hoeness accepts tax evasion conviction, steps down as president of Bayern Munich

BERLIN - Uli Hoeness won't appeal against his prison sentence for tax evasion, and stepped down Friday as president of European champion Bayern Munich to prevent damage to the club he described as his "life's work." Hoeness, one of the most prominent figures in German football, was convicted on Thursday of evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through an undeclared Swiss bank account and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. The verdict drew a largely positive response in a country where tax evasion is deeply and increasingly frowned upon.

Jail-bound Hoeness resigns from Bayern Munich posts

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.

Jail-bound Hoeness resigns from Bayern Munich posts

German football legend Uli Hoeness said Friday he will not appeal a tax fraud jail sentence and resigned from his post as president and board chairman of powerhouse club Bayern Munich. "Tax evasion was the mistake of my life," the fallen football idol said in a 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.
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