Now it’s really hard 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 still has did not return a penny to the Treasury. Fonsi defrauded the Treasury out of more than four million euros by forging thousands of banknotes in his restaurants in Orlando and Südtiroler Stuben. The Sixth 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 amounting to 1,233,621.82 euros,” says spokesman Laurent Lafleur.
That’s Schuhbeck’s receipt! Because he has to return the sum even if he goes to prison. However, Schuhbeck does not want to accept his sentence and has appealed, also so that he cannot be seized, which would only be possible once his sentence is final. According to Lafleur, the review “was justified in due time and form with a letter dated January 13, 2023. The files will now go to the Federal Court of Justice for its decision through the mediation of the Federal Public Ministry,” says the spokesperson. of the court.
Due to the appeal, the Federal Court of Justice must review its Munich sentence. This usually takes a year. Schuhbeck doesn’t have to be in custody that long. He had even changed his two lawyers. – all for the purpose of avoiding arrest. Berlin revision expert Professor Dr. Ali B. Norouzi now represents Schuhbeck. He had previously represented a Berlin death row and the family of the shot Kassel district president, Walter Lübcke, and is considered a top-tier legal expert.
Munich: Schuhbeck has bought himself time and wants to find an investor to take over his debts
What happens in case of a successful review? 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 to even get to that, the Federal Court of Justice would have to find legal errors in the first instance sentence. Experts consider it unlikely. Schuhbeck’s only hope lies in this possibility. In any case, he wants to avoid jail and is still hoping to find an investor. In the event of a retrial, he could claim that he paid for the damages and awaits a suspended sentence in this case.