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Uli Hoeness says he won't appeal tax fraud verdict, will go to jail

Hoeness has also stepped down as Bayern Munich president.

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GERMAN FOOTBALL LEGEND Uli Hoeness said Friday he won’t appeal a tax fraud jail term and resigned from his post as president and board chairman of powerhouse club Bayern Munich.

“I have instructed my lawyers not to appeal. This corresponds to my understanding of decency, conduct and personal responsibility. Tax evasion was the mistake of my life,” he said in a statement.

“In addition, I resign with immediate effect from the offices of president of FC Bayern Munich and chairman of the supervisory board of FC Bayern Munich. I want to avert harm from my club.”

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