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Boris Becker sentenced to two and a half years in prison for hiding luxury goods to justify bankruptcy

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Former tennis star Boris Becker was found guilty earlier this month of four offenses related to his 2017 bankruptcy.

Boris Becker, sentenced to prison

Boris Becker, the former Wimbledon champion, has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for bankruptcy offenses.

The 54-year-old man has hidden £ 2.5 million in assets and loans from his creditors, including a luxury villa in Germany, after he went bankrupt in 2017 for an unpaid loan of £ 3 million. of pounds sterling.

He was found guilty in a trial at Southwark Crown Court of four offenses under the Insolvency Act, each of which was punishable by a maximum sentence of seven years.

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On Friday, Boris attended the trial wearing a striped tie and the traditional green and purple colors of the tournament that made him famous.

The prosecution told the court that Becker, who is also a BBC commentator, transferred approximately £ 390,000 from his business account to others, including the accounts of his ex-wife Barbara Becker and estranged wife Sharlely “Lilly” Becker.

The money was not recovered.

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