Football: Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness sues over tax evasion allegations
BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who has been charged with tax evasion, on Thursday said that he has taken legal action over allegations that he hid more than a hundred million euros in a Swiss bank account.
The 61-year-old German 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.
Hamburg-based magazine Stern has carried a report alleging that he had a figure stretching into hundreds of millions of euros in a Swiss account, something the president of the European football champions has strongly denied.
The report also claims a further three Swiss accounts have been linked to the Bayern boss.