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Bayern Munich chief Uli Hoeness could face jail today

Munich: German football legend Uli Hoeness, head of powerhouse club Bayern Munich, faces a verdict and possible jail term today after he admitted in court to having evaded millions in taxes.

Uli Hoeness
Uli Hoeness 

"If tomorrow there are no more applications to submit new evidence, then final summaries can be heard and the verdict handed down," Munich regional court spokeswoman Andrea Titz said Wednesday.

Football-obsessed Germany has been gripped by the high-profile trial this week of Hoeness (62) a former star player then team manager and current club president who is also a successful businessman.

The public image of the stocky, folksy Bavarian, known also as a conservative TV talk-show regular, has taken a beating since the scandal around his secret Swiss bank accounts broke early last year.

On Monday he ruefully confessed to large-scale tax fraud and admitted to a year-long obsession with stocks and currency "gambling".

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