Bayern Munich Football Club President Uli Hoeness

Bayern Munich Football Club President Uli Hoeness

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Uli Hoeness who made his fortune with sausages as founder of the HoWe Wurstwaren KG factory that makes a version of the famous Nuremberger Rostbratwurst, is the most prominent German to seek clemency offered for a limited period after lawmakers last year rejected a treaty that would have ended the country’s practice of buying stolen Swiss bank data to identify tax evaders.