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BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness admitted Monday to dodging millions of euros (dollars) in taxes through an undeclared Swiss bank account at a trial that could see one of the most powerful figures in German soccer receive a lengthy prison sentence.
Prosecutor Achim von Engel told the Munich state court that Hoeness evaded 3.5 million euros ($4.9 million) in taxes by concealing 33 million euros income in the Swiss bank account, the dpa news agency reported.
Hoeness reported himself to authorities in early 2013, and the court will have to determine whether he did that because he had become aware there was an investigation against him or for other reasons, which will affect the sentence he receives. If found guilty he faces anything from a fine to 10 years in prison.