Updated: Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:37 | By Agence France-Presse

Bayern Munich president Hoeness jailed for three and a half years

A German court on Thursday sentenced football legend Uli Hoeness, president of powerhouse club Bayern Munich, to three and a half years in jail for evading millions in taxes.


Bayern Munich president Hoeness jailed for three and a half years

Defendant Uli Hoeness, the president of German soccer club FC Bayern Munich, and his wife Susanne arrive at the court after a break on the fourth day of trial at the Palace of Justice in Munich, Germany, 13 March 2014 - by Sven Hoppe

"In the name of the people, Mr Ulrich Hoeness is sentenced for seven serious counts of tax evasion to a prison term of three years and six months," said judge Rupert Heindl in the Munich court.

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