Alfons Schuhbeck (73) was sentenced to three years and two months in prison for tax evasion.
The star chef has appealed against his prison sentence - now the Federal Court of Justice is examining his case.
Munich – The fate of Alfons Schuhbeck: It is now in the hands of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH).
In Karlsruhe, the highest German judges will soon examine the star chef's tax case.
According to the judgment of the Munich I Regional Court, Schuhbeck had evaded taxes totaling 2.3 million euros.
For this he was sentenced to three years and two months in prison in October 2022.
At the time, judge Andrea Wagner spoke of “high criminal energy”.
For years, Schuhbeck would have forged receipts in his Orlando and Südtiroler Stuben restaurants.
He has now lost both.
Alfons Schuhbeck's tax case is now being filed with the Federal Court of Justice under file number 1 StR 53/23.
The files are currently still with the Attorney General, says a spokeswoman when asked by our editors.
This will first prepare a statement and then "pass it on to the Federal Court of Justice for a decision," explains Dr.
Laurent Lafleur, spokesman for the Munich Higher Regional Court.
At the Federal Court of Justice, the examination of the appeal will then take several weeks to months.
Munich: Schuhbeck has evaded millions – is he losing his apartment now?
As long as Alfons Schuhbeck does not have to go to prison - that would only happen if the Federal Court of Justice rejected the appeal as unfounded.
The star chef, on the other hand, hopes that there will be errors in his verdict and that the process in Munich will have to be repeated.
Until then, Schuhbeck is currently looking for an investor who could take over his spice shop and at the same time settle the tax debts.
Schuhbeck recently threatened to lose the shop: his landlord had given notice and sued for eviction because Schuhecks Company GmbH had not paid any rent for several months.
The company settled the rent arrears last week, confirmed Schuhbeck lawyer Dr.
The Messerschmitt Foundation also sued for eviction for Schuhbeck's private apartment, which is located in the same building on Platzl.
“The signs are green.
The talks for new leases are going in the right direction," Borggräfe told
It would also be inconceivable if Schuhbeck would lose his apartment, the lawyer is quoted as saying.
Because Schuhbeck has “no other home”.