Football manager fined 30,000 Euro

Adi Hütter, the manager of the football team SV Scholz Grödig (Salzburg state), was sentenced to a fine of 30,000 Euros on Wednesday due to tax evasion. Mr Hütter has to pay half of the amount.

The former football star from Austria Salzburg and current manager of SV Scholz Grödig is believed to have tricked the ministry of finance when he was building a house in Seekirchen.

The manager confirmed that he rendered personal contributions of 90,000 Euros. However, the prosecution believed that the work was actually done by Mr Voglreiter and that Mr Hütter did not tax the 90,000 Euros.

According to the public prosecutor’s office, the architect from Seekirchen (district of Flachgau) helped Mr Hütter.

First, the manager protested his innocence but admitted his crime in the course of the proceeding.

Several other people, who worked together with the architect Mr Voglreiter, have already been convicted. The architect is believed to have committed tax evasion of around 1.3 million Euros from 2001 to 2004 in total.