MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness may have evaded millions more in taxes than he has already admitted to in court, an expert witness testified on Tuesday.
A tax fraud investigator told the Munich state court she estimates Hoeness owes at least 23.7 million euros in taxes on top of 3.5 million euros that prosecutors included in their indictment against the 62-year-old president of Germany's leading football club.
This would make the total amount Hoeness is said to have avoided through an undeclared Swiss bank account to 27.2 million euros ($37.7 million) — well beyond the 18.5 million euros he confessed to on Monday when he told the court he wanted all facts "transparently on the table."
"The defense didn't challenge these figures," court spokeswoman Andrea Titz said of the new numbers that came out in Tuesday's hearing.
The investigator was heard as a witness because she has been tasked with examining 70,000 pages of documentation that Hoeness' defense team submitted to the court in the past two weeks.
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