Boris Becker, the world number one tennis player, has been sentenced to prison for bankruptcy.
Boris Becker, a six-time grand slam winner, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Friday by the UK’s Insolvency Service for violating the terms of his bankruptcy in 2017.
Becker, 54, a former world No. 1 and three-time Wimbledon champion, was found guilty earlier this month of four bankruptcy-related offences, including failing to disclose, hiding, and reorganising his assets.
Becker wore a grey suit, white shirt, and striped tie in the Wimbledon colours of green and purple after his sentence at London’s Southwark Crown Court, accompanied by partner Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro.
Boris Becker Bankruptcy
Becker was declared bankrupt in June 2017, which meant he had to reveal all of his assets.
According to the Insolvency Service, the assets he concealed included €426,930.90 (about $450,000) in cash that was transferred to multiple third parties, a house in Leiman, Germany, and 75,000 shares in Breaking Data Corp.
Becker is a well-known figure in the “He was picky about declaring his holdings. He gave full disclosure when it suited him; when it didn’t, he didn’t “According to Reuter, prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley urged the judge to impose a prison sentence.
The Insolvency Service’s chief executive, Dean Beale, stated,
“Today’s judgement implies that Boris Becker disregarded his legal responsibility to report important assets in his bankruptcy. This decision should serve as a wake-up signal to individuals who assume they can hide their assets without being found out. You will be found out and prosecuted.”
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