Uli Hoeness http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/48759/all en Merkel 'disappointed' in Bayern Munich's Hoeness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-disappointed-bayern-munichs-hoeness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "disappointed" like many people in the country in the president of German football giants Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, her spokesman said Monday after alleged tax evasion revelations.</p> <p>"Many people in Germany are now disappointed in Uli Hoeness, the chancellor is also among these people," Steffen Seibert told a regular government news briefing.</p> <p>He recognised positive achievements by Hoeness, including on the integration of immigrants which had brought him into contact with Merkel on a project last year, Seibert said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-disappointed-bayern-munichs-hoeness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Privacy Uli Hoeness AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:01:07 +0000 5822311 at http://www.globalpost.com Top soccer manager's secret Swiss account stuns Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/top-soccer-managers-secret-swiss-account-stuns-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Germany's most admired sports managers, Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, voluntarily reported himself to authorities in a tax evasion investigation that has exposed the government to criticism it is lenient on tax cheats.</p> <p>The 61-year-old Hoeness, a former football star himself who is at once loved and loathed across Germany for his outspoken opinions on sports and politics, said he had voluntarily alerted tax authorities in January that he held the Swiss account.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/top-soccer-managers-secret-swiss-account-stuns-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chancellors of Germany Government Social Issues Tax avoidance Uli Hoeness Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:30:33 +0000 5822404 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel 'disappointed' in Bayern Munich's Hoeness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-disappointed-bayern-munichs-hoeness-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday distanced herself from Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, whose alleged tax dodge has poured fuel on a heated election-year debate.</p> <p>"Many people in Germany are now disappointed in Uli Hoeness," said Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert about the football club chief. "The chancellor is among these people."</p> <p>While Merkel had respect for the achievements of Hoeness, including in an ethnic minority integration project they had worked on, the scandal over his turning himself in to tax authorities was a "sad facet," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-disappointed-bayern-munichs-hoeness-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Government Human Interest Social Issues States of Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:31:40 +0000 5822415 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel 'disappointed' in Bayern Munich chief over tax case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-disappointed-bayern-munich-chief-over-tax-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday distanced herself from Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, whose alleged tax dodge has poured fuel on a heated election-year debate.</p> <p>"Many people in Germany are now disappointed in Uli Hoeness," said Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert about the football club chief. "The chancellor is among these people."</p> <p>While Merkel had respect for the achievements of Hoeness, including in an ethnic minority integration project they had worked on, the scandal over his turning himself in to tax authorities was a "sad facet," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-disappointed-bayern-munich-chief-over-tax-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FC Bayern Munich Finance Human Interest Social Issues States of Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:01:21 +0000 5822548 at http://www.globalpost.com Bayern Munich chief was arrested, bailed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/bayern-munich-chief-was-arrested-bailed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich's president Uli Hoeness, at the centre of a German tax evasion scandal, was temporarily arrested last month during a search of his home and released on five million euros ($6.5 million) bail, said a media report Tuesday.</p> <p>Hoeness, whose case has become a political football in election-year Germany, earlier admitted to "a grave mistake" over his Swiss bank account and told the Bild Sport weekly that "I want to clear the air. The law offers that possibility."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/bayern-munich-chief-was-arrested-bailed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chancellors of Germany Economy of Switzerland Government Uli Hoeness AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:46:40 +0000 5823393 at http://www.globalpost.com Bayern Munich chief was arrested, bailed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/bayern-munich-chief-was-arrested-bailed-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich's president Uli Hoeness, at the centre of a German tax evasion scandal, was temporarily arrested last month during a search of his home and released on bail worth five million euros ($6.5 million), said a media report Tuesday.</p> <p>Despite the scandal surrounding the Bayern president, Hoeness was at Munich's Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening to watch his team take on Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, first-leg with the return leg in Spain on May 1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/bayern-munich-chief-was-arrested-bailed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chancellors of Germany Government States of Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:01:12 +0000 5823476 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bayern may ask Hoeness to step down -reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/football-bayern-may-ask-hoeness-step-down-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich's executive board are considering asking club president Uli Hoeness to resign temporarily while he is under investigation for tax evasion, according to reports on Friday.</p> <p>The 61-year-old is reported to have been arrested last month during a search of his home, then released on bail of five million euros ($6.5 million) as part of an investigation into a Swiss bank account he had declared.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/football-bayern-may-ask-hoeness-step-down-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:31:55 +0000 5826093 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Under-fire Hoeness visits Bayern team http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/football-under-fire-hoeness-visits-bayern-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Under fire Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness spent half an hour in the team dressing room on Saturday after their record-breaking 1-0 Bundesliga win over Freiburg as a tax evasion scandal continues to plague him.</p> <p>"He made a good impression," said Bayern's sports director Matthias Sammer when asked about Hoeness' visit before offering his support.</p> <p>"If I could do something to make things easier for him, I would do it.</p> <p>"He knows that, I'll always be at his side and he can always count on me."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/football-under-fire-hoeness-visits-bayern-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Human Interest Sport in Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:45:33 +0000 5826800 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Under-fire Hoeness visits Bayern team http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/football-under-fire-hoeness-visits-bayern-team-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Under fire Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness spent half an hour in the team dressing room on Saturday after their record-breaking 1-0 Bundesliga win over Freiburg as a tax evasion scandal continues to plague him.</p> <p>"He made a good impression," said Bayern's sports director Matthias Sammer when asked about Hoeness' visit before offering his support.</p> <p>"If I could do something to make things easier for him, I would do it.</p> <p>"He knows that, I'll always be at his side and he can always count on me."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/football-under-fire-hoeness-visits-bayern-team-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Human Interest Sport in Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Sat, 27 Apr 2013 19:16:05 +0000 5826811 at http://www.globalpost.com Bayern Munich's Hoeness 'was on Swiss tax CD' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/bayern-munichs-hoeness-was-swiss-tax-cd <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Embattled Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, at the centre of a tax evasion scandal, first came into the crosshair of authorities in the middle of last year when his name appeared on a CD listing Germans with Swiss bank accounts, a report said Sunday.</p> <p>German tax investigators have repeatedly launched nationwide raids in recent years against hundreds of suspected tax dodgers, based on data on Swiss bank account holders listed on computer disks the authorities purchased from unknown sources.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/bayern-munichs-hoeness-was-swiss-tax-cd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Switzerland Privacy Social Issues States of Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:01:06 +0000 5827025 at http://www.globalpost.com Under-fire Bayern Munich boss Hoeness 'in hell' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/under-fire-bayern-munich-boss-hoeness-hell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Embattled Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted in an interview that he is going through 'hell' as the tax evasion scandal he has become caught up in shows no signs of abating.</p> <p>In an exclusive interview with weekly newspaper Die Zeit, the 61-year-old said he has endured sleepless nights since being arrested at his home on Bavaria's fashionable Lake Tegernsee on March 20 before he was bailed for five million euros ($6.5 million).</p> <p>"That's when hell started for me," he said, while admitting he finds the situation "almost unbearable".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/under-fire-bayern-munich-boss-hoeness-hell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FC Bayern Munich Football in Germany States of Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 14:45:28 +0000 5829247 at http://www.globalpost.com Bayern chief charged with German tax evasion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/bayern-chief-charged-german-tax-evasion-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prosecutors charged Bayern Munich's powerful president Uli Hoeness with tax evasion Tuesday, a court said, after a months-long, high-profile probe that has rocked German sport and politics.</p> <p>The superior regional court in Munich said in a statement that it must now decide whether the case brought by the local prosecutor's office against the chairman of Germany's most successful football club will go to trial.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/bayern-chief-charged-german-tax-evasion-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business FIFA World Cup UEFA European Football Championship Uli Hoeness AFP Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:02:47 +0000 5897889 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bayern boss Hoeness takes legal action over report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130808/football-bayern-boss-hoeness-takes-legal-action-over-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who has been charged with tax evasion, said Thursday he has taken legal action over allegations he hid more than a hundred million euros in a Swiss bank account.</p> <p>The 61-year-old Hoeness was last week charged with tax evasion by state prosecutors in Munich, after being arrested and released on bail in March, following a high-profile probe that has rocked German sport and politics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130808/football-bayern-boss-hoeness-takes-legal-action-over-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FC Bayern Munich Privacy States of Germany Uli Hoeness AFP Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:32:44 +0000 5905479 at http://www.globalpost.com Bayern Munich boss Hoeness to stand trial for tax evasion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131104/bayern-munich-boss-hoeness-stand-trial-tax-evasion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness will stand trial for tax evasion in March, a German court said on Monday, but his club wants him to stay on in his current role.</p> <p>The charges of the prosecutor's office were admitted for trial which is set to start on March 10.</p> <p>Hoeness, the face of Bayern Munich for many years, stunned Germany in April by saying he had voluntarily alerted tax authorities in January to a Swiss bank account he held, throwing the former West Germany international's future into doubt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131104/bayern-munich-boss-hoeness-stand-trial-tax-evasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FC Bayern Munich Football in Germany Sport in Germany Uli Hoeness Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:31:01 +0000 5979337 at http://www.globalpost.com Bayern boss Hoeness to face trial on tax charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/bayern-boss-hoeness-face-trial-tax-charges-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness will face trial next March on charges he hid millions of euros from tax authorities in a Swiss bank account, a court said Monday.</p> <p>The superior regional court in Munich said in a statement that it had agreed to hear the case brought by public prosecutors in July and that proceedings would start on March 10.</p> <p>"The 61-year-old president of FC Bayern is accused by Munich prosecutors of tax evasion," the court said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/bayern-boss-hoeness-face-trial-tax-charges-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Banking in Switzerland Economy of Switzerland Privacy Uli Hoeness AFP Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:01:34 +0000 5979367 at http://www.globalpost.com