Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness released from prison

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness released from prison
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The former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been released from prison. Hoeness served 21-months of his three-and-a-half-year sentence for tax

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The former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been released from prison.

Hoeness served 21-months of his three-and-a-half-year sentence for tax evasion.

A welcome party is waiting for Uli Hoeness' arrival at his house today [Bild] pic.twitter.com/qBGbpafWaQ

— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 29, 2016

The former West German international and World Cup winner was sports director at Bayern for 30 years before taking on the job as club president in 2009.

Hoeness was convicted in March 2014 for a €28.5m tax fraud.

Ex-Bayern boss Uli Hoeness released from jail after serving 21 months for tax evasion.#SportslineKEseancardo</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ir4n5rPwla">pic.twitter.com/Ir4n5rPwla</a></p>&mdash; Nation FM (NationFMKe) February 29, 2016

Hoeness was initially charged with evading €3.5m euros in taxes.

The many faces of Uli Hoeness: https://t.co/F4SIvgeVwRpic.twitter.com/I8lDLdR9G7

— DW Sports (@dw_sports) February 29, 2016

However, when the trial began he stunned the court by admitting he had actually evaded five times that amount or €18.5m.

That figure was subsequently raised further to €28.5m euros, a figure acknowledged by Hoeness’s defence team.

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