Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness set for tax evasion trial

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness will go on trial next March on tax evasion charges, the BBC reports.

The ex-West Germany striker, who played for Bayern in the 1970s before moving into the boardroom, reported himself to the authorities earlier this year over an undeclared Swiss bank account.

German prosecutors charged the 61-year-old in July after a lengthy inquiry.

Munich’s state court said that judges have decided to send him to trial with proceedings starting on 10 March.

Hoeness, who spent 30 years as Bayern’s general manager before being elected as president in 2009, will remain in his role while the case continues.

“The board is of the unanimous opinion that Uli Hoeness shall remain in his position even with a trial being set,” Bayern said in a statement.

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