Star chef Alfons Schuhbeck (74) will have to go to prison in the coming days. A spokeswoman for the Munich I public prosecutor’s office told the German Press Agency on Friday (August 18) that the summons to the arrest in the morning “was handed over personally to Mr. Schuhbeck’s legal representative, who informed his client”.

The spokeswoman therefore did not communicate a specific date for the start of detention. Schuhbeck will begin detention “in the coming days”. He is said to be in prison in Landsberg am Lech.

The famous chef was sentenced to three years and two months in prison in October 2022 for tax evasion worth millions. Schuhbeck appealed the verdict. However, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) largely confirmed the judgment in June 2023, saying that it was “essentially final”. The Munich I Regional Court only had to renegotiate the seizure of Schuhbeck’s assets, the BGH announced at the time. However, this does not change anything in terms of imprisonment.

The BGH saw it as proven that Schuhbeck “daily withdrew cash from the cash registers of two restaurants, including the Südtiroler Stuben, a total of more than 4.2 million euros” in the period from 2009 to 2015. Among other things, he used a computer program written by his employee to manipulate the sales. Schuhbeck “evaded a total of more than 1.2 million euros in income tax,” as the BGH further announced.