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Germany's Bayern boss Hoeness admits to tax cheating

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The boss of German football giants Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, told a high-profile tax trial Monday that he hid millions of euros more than authorities thought but denied being a "social parasite". 

Uli Hoeness (centre) arrives for the opening of his trial at the regional court in Munich, southern Germany, on March 10, 2014. Pool photo / Sven Hoppe / AFP Photo

In a surprise twist, defence lawyer Hanns Feigen said that Hoeness cheated the taxman out of 18.5 million euros ($25.5 million) -- vastly more than the 3.5 million euros listed in the prosecution brief.

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