Michael Schumacher’s long-time manager, Willi Weber, has struck legal trouble – and apparently not for the first time either…

Willi Weber

The 68-year-old, who now also handles the affairs of Williams’ Nico Hülkenberg, was issued a prior conviction for moving money and assets from a merchandising company before declaring it insolvent. He was sentenced to two years’ probation and a massive fine for his efforts.

Germany’s Speedweek and Express publications are each reporting that Weber has been summoned to court again, and with a previous criminal record, he could face jail time.

The case will centre around matters relating to the false foreclosure of his Pole Position Marketing company, and Weber will contest the charges in Stuttgart.

"The court will objectively examine the accusations, and I am convinced of a positive conclusion in my favour," he is quoted as having said.

Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?

[Original image via TopNews]

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