Bundesliga referees respond to tax evasion query
The German Football Federation says none of the 49 referees it
interviewed following a widespread income tax investigation expect
to face legal proceedings.
DFB President Theo Zwanziger says it was ”a very positive
signal” that the referees ”acted so cooperatively” after being
asked to clarify their tax affairs following the launch of an
investigation by the public prosecutor’s office in Augsburg on Oct.
Seven referees said they expect to have to make payments. All 41
referees of the Bundesliga and second division were included in the
The dapd news agency said about 70 active and retired referees
who transferred money to foreign accounts are the subject of the