Schuhbeck's tax debts: Now there's the receipt from the court - star chef should pay back 1.2 million
Created: 01/16/2023 15:15
By: Andreas Thieme
"Alfons Schuhbeck is at fault," his lawyers said through a spokesman.
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Now it's really thick for Alfons Schuhbeck (73): The star chef not only has to be in prison for almost three years.
The regional court also ordered the confiscation of a total of 1233621.82 euros against him.
Munich – Alfons Schuhbeck and his tax debts: the star chef has still not paid a cent back to the tax authorities.
Fonsi cheated the tax office by more than four million euros by forging thousands of bills in his Orlando and Südtiroler Stuben restaurants.
The 6th Criminal Chamber of the Munich I District Court had sentenced Schuhbeck to a total of three years and two months in prison for 21 cases of tax evasion.
In addition: "The court has also ordered the confiscation of compensation in the amount of 1,233,621.82 euros," says spokesman Laurent Lafleur.
That's sort of the receipt for Schuhbeck!
Because he has to pay back the sum even if he goes to prison.
However, Schuhbeck does not want to accept his judgment and has appealed – also so that he cannot be seized, which would only be possible once his judgment has become final.
According to Lafleur, the revision “was justified in a timely manner with a brief dated January 13, 2023.
The files will now be submitted to the Federal Court of Justice for a decision through the mediation of the Federal Public Prosecutor," says the court spokesman.
Due to the appeal, the Federal Court of Justice has to review its Munich judgment.
This usually takes a year.
Schuhbeck does not have to be in custody for that long.
He had even switched his two lawyers - all in order to avoid imprisonment.
The Berlin revision expert Professor Dr.
Ali B. Norouzi is now representing Schuhbeck.
He had already represented a Berlin death racer and the family of the Kassel District President who was shot, Walter Lübcke, and is considered a top legal expert.
Munich: Schuhbeck has bought himself time - and wants to find an investor who will take over his debts
What happens in the event of a successful revision?
Then there would be a repeat trial in Munich, which would not take place before 2024 and would also take place in another criminal chamber - Schuhbeck bought himself at least a year by filing an appeal.
But for it to even come to that, the Federal Court of Justice would have to find legal errors in the first instance judgment.
Experts consider that unlikely.
Schuhbeck's only hope lies in this possibility.
In any case, he wants to avoid jail - and still hopes to find an investor.
In the event of a repeat trial, he could claim that he had paid for the damage - and hopes for a suspended sentence in this case.