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Election Risk Hoeness Tax Evasion Case a Headache for Merkel

The tax probe of Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness presents a danger for Chancellor Angela Merkel five months before general elections. The case makes her look weak on fighting tax evasion, a potentially major campaign issue. That explains why she was so quick to denounce the icon of German club soccer.
Uli Hoeness and Angela Merkel attend the launch of campaign to promote the integration of immigrants last year.

Uli Hoeness and Angela Merkel attend the launch of campaign to promote the integration of immigrants last year.

DPA