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Police arrest man suspected of extorting ex-Bayern chief

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A 50-year-old man has been arrested by Bavarian of police on suspicion of attempting to extort the former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness. 

The police refused to reveal the suspects name, but the Munich man is reported to have threatened Hoeness for money in a letter sent to the former Bayern chief.

The man told Hoeness, that he would face "huge difficulties" in prison, if he did not pay out a six-figure as soon as his sentence began.

Hoeness received the document on May 10 and immediately turned it over to police where it was examined.

The former Bayern Munich president, who won the World Cup with West Germany in 1974, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail in March 2013, after being found guilty of tax fraud, which cost the state over €28 million.

The suspect suffered several injuries after he crashed his bicycle, as he attempted to flee from police. But he has been discharged from hospital and is now being held in pre-trial custody.

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