The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Police arrest man trying to extort ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness

  • Print

BERLIN - Bavarian police say they've arrested a 50-year-old man suspected of attempting to extort former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who was convicted in March of tax evasion, for thousands of euros (dollars).

Police said in a statement Tuesday that the Munich man, whose name was not released, threatened Hoeness in a May 10 letter with "huge difficulties" once he soon starts his 3 1/2 year prison sentence if he did not pay a "six-figure sum."

Hoeness turned the letter over to police and the suspect was arrested the same day at an arranged money drop.

Police say he crashed his bicycle as he attempted to flee and was hospitalized but is now in pre-trial custody.

Hoeness, one of German football's most prominent figures, resigned March 14 following his conviction.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.