Football: Court decides Bayern chief Hoeness will be tried on tax charges

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness (above) will face trial from next March on charges that he hid more than a hundred million euros (more than S$170 million) from the tax authorities in a Swiss bank account, a court said on Monday, Nov 4, 2013. -- F
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness (above) will face trial from next March on charges that he hid more than a hundred million euros (more than S$170 million) from the tax authorities in a Swiss bank account, a court said on Monday, Nov 4, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness will face trial from next March on charges that he hid more than a hundred million euros (more than S$170 million) from the tax authorities in a Swiss bank account, a court said on Monday.

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 4.