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Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness goes on trial for tax evasion

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    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file picture President of the German soccer club FC Bayern Munich Uli Hoeness looks on during the annual general meeting of the club in Munich, Germany. Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness goes on trial Monday March 10, 2014 on tax evasion charges that could land the German footballing legend in prison. Bavarian prosecutors filed charges against Hoeness last year after he reported himself to authorities over a previously undeclared Swiss bank account. Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing the still-secret indictment, reported last month that prosecutors believe Hoeness dodged up to 3.5 million euros (US $4.9 million) in tax. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller,File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file picture the president of German Bundesliga soccer club Bayern Munich Uli Hoeness attends the annual meeting of the club in Munich, Germany . Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness goes on trial Monday March 10, 2014 on tax evasion charges that could land the German footballing legend in prison. Bavarian prosecutors filed charges against Hoeness last year after he reported himself to authorities over a previously undeclared Swiss bank account. Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing the still-secret indictment, reported last month that prosecutors believe Hoeness dodged up to 3.5 million euros (US $4.9 million) in tax. (AP Photo/dpa,Marc Mueller,File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file picture journalists take pictures of a courtroom at the palace of justice in Munich, Germany, Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness goes on trial in this courtroom Monday March 10, 2014 on tax evasion charges that could land the German footballing legend in prison. Bavarian prosecutors filed charges against Hoeness last year after he reported himself to authorities over a previously undeclared Swiss bank account. Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing the still-secret indictment, reported last month that prosecutors believe Hoeness dodged up to 3.5 million euros (US $4.9 million) in tax. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) (The Associated Press)

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness goes on trial Monday over a tax evasion case that could land the German soccer icon in prison.

Bavarian prosecutors filed charges against Hoeness last year after he reported himself to authorities for having a previously undeclared Swiss bank account.

Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing the still-secret indictment, reported last month that prosecutors believe Hoeness dodged paying up to $4.9 million in taxes.

The Munich court will have to decide whether the 62-year-old's amended tax return entitles him to be let off with a fine and possibly a suspended sentence.

Otherwise the Bayern boss, who was part of Germany's 1974 World Cup-winning squad, could face up to 10 years in jail.

A verdict is expected by the end of the week.