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Uli Hoeness begins prison sentence


Uli Hoeness begins prison sentence


Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness began a three and a half year jail sentence on Monday after being found guilty of tax evasion in March.

The 62-year-old was convicted of evading 28.5 million euros in taxes on income earned in a secret Swiss bank account. According to reports, he is serving his sentence at Landsberg am Lech prison in southern Germany, a jail with some 420 inmates that houses murderers, drug-dealers, and sex offenders.

Despite the tax evasion scandal, Hoeness remains a very popular figure at the club he helped build up.

During his 35 years at Bayern Munich, the former German international turned the club into a powerhouse that dominates the German Bundesliga and completed an unprecedented treble-winning season in 2013.

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