Former Wimbledon Champion Boris Becker Gets Jailed over Bankruptcy Fraud

Boris Becker, the former Wimbledon champion, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for concealing £2.5 million in assets and loans in order to avoid paying debts.

After being reprimanded by a court for expressing no remorse, the former world number one tennis player was escorted to the cells at Southwark Crown Court in London, according to a report by the Daily Mail. 

Becker’s case stemmed from his declared bankruptcy in June 2017 as a result of an unpaid loan of more than £3 million on his luxury Mallorca villa in Spain.

Judge Deborah Taylor said Becker had displayed no sorrow or acceptance of guilt after being found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act in an April 8 verdict. 

Becker also neglected to register his stake in a £1 million property in his hometown of Leimen, Germany, disguised a bank debt of nearly £700,000 – worth £1.1 million with interest – and buried 75,000 shares in a computer firm worth £66,000, and hid a bank loan of nearly £700,000 – worth £1.1 million with interest.

The 54-year-old Becker, who is also a former commentator at BBC, transferred roughly £390,000 from his company account to his ex-wife Barbara Becker’s and separated wife Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Becker’s accounts.

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