Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
The 62-year-old, one of the most powerful figures in German football, was charged with dodging €3.5m in taxes through an undeclared Swiss bank account.
But when his trial opened on Monday, he admitted to avoiding €15m more. Then it came out through an examination of documents he provided to investigators shortly before the trial that he owed €27.2m in total.
German news agency DPA reported that prosecutors had demanded a five-and-a-half-year prison term, while his defence team was looking for a suspension of sentence on probation, arguing that he had turned himself in for tax evasion and provided details to the court.