Bundesliga referees respond to tax evasion query

BY foxsports • November 17, 2011

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. 24.

Seven referees said they expect to have to make payments. All 41 referees of the Bundesliga and second division were included in the DFB's survey.

The dapd news agency said about 70 active and retired referees who transferred money to foreign accounts are the subject of the investigation.

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