Bayern Munich president back in court


MUNICH (AP) -- Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is back in court for a second day after his shocking admission as his trial opened that he evaded some 18.5 million euros ($25.7 million) in taxes through an undeclared Swiss bank account.

The Munich state court was to hear testimony Tuesday from a tax-fraud investigator. A verdict is scheduled Thursday.

Hoeness is charged with evading 3.5 million in taxes, but he admitted to much more Monday, saying he wanted all facts "transparently on the table."

Hoeness faces punishment ranging from a fine to 10 years in prison if found guilty, and judges could consider his confession a mitigating factor in deciding the sentence.

The 62-year-old, who was part of West Germany's 1974 World Cup-winning squad, reported himself to authorities last year.