Ex-CEO of Munich World Cup stadium loses appeal

9th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

9 AUgust 2006, KARLSRUHE, GERMANY - The highest court in Germany ruled on Wednesday that the former chief executive of the Munich World Cup stadium, Karl-Heinz Wildmoser Jr, would have to go to jail for five years. Wildmoser, who is the son of the former president of former Bundesliga club 1860 Munich, was sentenced to five years in jail in May last year after being found guilty of corruption. The stadium was built by and for 1860 Munich, who currently play in the second division, and the current German ch

9 AUgust 2006

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY - The highest court in Germany ruled on Wednesday that the former chief executive of the Munich World Cup stadium, Karl-Heinz Wildmoser Jr, would have to go to jail for five years.

Wildmoser, who is the son of the former president of former Bundesliga club 1860 Munich, was sentenced to five years in jail in May last year after being found guilty of corruption.

The stadium was built by and for 1860 Munich, who currently play in the second division, and the current German champions Bayern Munich.

The court ruled at the time that Wildmoser had received a EUR 2.8 million kickback from an Austrian company that had won a lucrative tender to build the World Cup stadium.

Both Wildmoser and the state appealed against the sentence, but the High Court turned down both appeals on Wednesday.

However, 42-year-old Wildmoser, who has already spent 14 months in jail awaiting trial, will only have to report back to prison in September or October when all the paperwork has been sorted out.

The ruling by the High Court on Wednesday came as something of a surprise as both parties had agreed on Tuesday that the judge hearing the initial case had not been a disinterested party.

In another case Wildmoser had been sentenced to pay EUR 2.8 million to the holding company of the stadium.

DPA

Subject: German news

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