It's been around two and a half months since Alfons Schuhbeck (73) was sentenced to prison for tax evasion amounting to millions . He wants to continue to fight against this verdict - albeit without his previous lawyers - and is now, shortly before, still appealing against the verdict that provides for a total of three years and two months in prison. You can see the genesis of the case again in our video above.
The star chef, who has been convicted of tax evasion in the millions, has swapped his lawyers and intends to appeal against his verdict. The two previous defense attorneys had ended the mandate by mutual agreement and were no longer working for Mr. Schuhbeck, his spokesman said. 'After examining the written reasons for the judgment, Mr. Alfons Schuhbeck decided in good time that the appeal against the judgment (...) should be continued.'
The restaurateur had announced that he might withdraw his appeal as soon as he had checked the written reasoning for the judgement. 'Should the written reasons support the district court's verdict, I will ask my lawyers to withdraw the appeal in case of doubt,' he said in early November. According to the court, the deadline for justifying the appeal expired on Friday (January 13).
According to his spokesman, Alfons' new lawyer is Ali B. Norouzi from Berlin, who is considered a specialist in appeal proceedings. It was initially unclear how he justified the revision. 'We ask for your understanding if, out of respect for the Federal Court of Justice, we present the reasoning to the court directly and do not want to communicate it via the media,' said a spokesman. 'Unaffected by the decision to proceed with the revision, are Mr. Schuhbeck's efforts to fully compensate for the damage .“
The 73-year-old had continued to work even after his conviction, which was not yet final . However, he is not as busy as before. His career as a TV chef is on hold for now. After Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) had removed programs with him from the program, ZDF also announced after the verdict was announced that it would no longer allow him to appear in the show 'Die Küchenschlacht'.
The well-known restaurant 'Südtiroler Stuben', where Schuhbeck had money disappeared, is now closed. New Year's was the last day there . 'We look back on a wonderful 20 years,' the restaurant's website said. 'Even if the restaurant no longer exists, this should not be a goodbye forever.'
Reading tip: Alfons Schuhbeck celebrated with the Munich chic crowd after the verdict was announced . (dpa/vne)source: vip.de