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Process against Bayern Munich president begins

English.news.cn   2014-03-10 19:32:44

MUNICH, March 10 (Xinhua) -- The process against the president of Bayern Munich Football Club Uli Hoeness began on Monday here in the city's local court.

Hoeness has to answer personally in front of the court from Monday to Thursday, as he faces accusation of having evaded taxes worth of as much as 3.5 millions euros (4.8 millions of dollars), according to media report.

The four-day process will focus on one central theme: Has Hoeness alerted the tax office in time, so that he may avoid a penalty?

The Bayern club president has insisted that he alerted tax authorities in January 2013 voluntarily about his Swiss bank account and undeclared income. Therefore he should be granted impunity according to the law.

The head of the German tax union (DSTG) Thomas Eigenthaler expected that the Hoeness's case will write a legal history.

Editor: Shen Qing
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