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Hoeneß trial: Uli Hoeneß’s statement before the Munich district court

Summary

Bayern President Uli Hoeneß fully admitted all allegations of tax evasion at the start of his trial on Monday in front of the Chamber of Commerce at the Munich II district court. He said he regretted his mistakes and wanted […]

Bayern President Uli Hoeneß fully admitted all allegations of tax evasion at the start of his trial on Monday in front of the Chamber of Commerce at the Munich II district court. He said he regretted his mistakes and wanted to pay off all debts. The most important statements of his declaration in full.

Speculation was not worth it

“I committed the tax offenses charged against me in the indictment. In other words, I evaded taxes. I am aware that the voluntary disclosure does not change anything. However, I hoped that with my self-disclosure I would oppose criminal prosecution. I’ve learned over the past year that there are doubts about the effectiveness of my self-disclosure. As a layperson, however, I cannot contribute anything to these legal questions. “

“Unfortunately, I had to find out that the speculation in the period in question was not worth it, because the years under discussion here (2003 to 2009) ended with a loss of millions despite interim profits. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to pay taxes on speculative profits. ”

“I assume that the meanwhile speculative profits, especially in 2002, 2003 and 2005, will lead to an additional tax payment in the double-digit million range, which will further increase my economic loss from these deals.”

Hoeneß deeply regrets wrongdoing

“I know that only absolute tax honesty will help me. Therefore, at the end of February, I made all the documents about my financial transactions in Switzerland available to the court and the authorities, even though the public prosecutor’s office considers my voluntary disclosure to be ineffective. ”

“I am glad that everything is now transparently on the table. I deeply regret my wrongdoing. I will of course pay all taxes. I will do everything I can to bring this oppressive chapter to a close. ”