Tennis: Graf's father moved to prison hospital
Friday 04 August 1995
Steffi Graf, in New York preparing for the US Open that starts on 28 August, "is still under investigation, but the situation for her is unlike that of her father," said the Mannheim prosecutor, Peter Wechsung.
Wechsung explained that authorities had feared Graf's father, who has managed his daughter's career for 13 years, might try to flee the country or destroy evidence. Wechsung said there was no such fear regarding the 26-year-old champion.
Peter Graf had offered to post bail after his arrest on Wednesday, but a magistrate ordered him to be held in custody.
There was speculation that Steffi Graf might quit tennis because of her father's arrest and the pressures of an investigation.
Wechsung confirmed that Graf, 57, had been transferred to a prison hospital in Ludwigsburg after being examined by a doctor. The prosecutor said Graf Snr had some "physical complaints".
German media reported that Peter Graf had, over four years, a tax shortfall of at least DM10m (pounds 4.65m) on an estimated income of DM35m (pounds 16.2m).
Latest in Sport
England vs Japan: Watch the moment Laura Bassett's own goal saw England knocked out of the 2015 Women's World Cup
Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola hints midfielder will be leaving the club this summer
Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United: Transfer news live - Robin van Persie to leave, Saints and Tottenham battle for Toby Alderweireld
Wojciech Szczesny was 'lied to' by Arsene Wenger over future after £11m transfer of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech
Football kits 2015/16: The good, the bad and the downright worst new shirts from around the world for next season
- 2 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Alton Towers Air breaks down: 80 people stuck on broken down Monorail during heatwave
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
£15000 - £16500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you've got first class custo...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is a great opportunity to join a medium s...
£11830 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Working in a friendly, sales ta...
£15000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the UK's leading web des...