Boris Becker sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bankruptcy offences, 6-time Grand Slam champion transferred millions of dollars
Tennis legend Boris Becker has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after being found guilty under insolvency law. This month a jury at Southwark Crown Court in London convicted Boris Baker on four counts under bankruptcy law. This includes transfer of assets, concealment of debts and two instances of non-disclosure of assets.
Boris Becker reportedly declared himself bankrupt on June 21, 2017 by lying. He failed to repay the loan of around Rs 28.80 crore. Moreover, he transferred money to the bank in a wrong way. After Baker’s bankruptcy, a total of 4,27,00 euros (£356,000 or approximately $447,616) was transferred to nine people.
Those the money was transferred to include his ex-wife Barbara and Shirley ‘Lilly’ Baker. Boris Becker was also found guilty of failing to declare any of his assets in Germany and concealing 825,000 euros ($895,000) in bank loans and shares in a technology company.
However, six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker was acquitted on 20 other counts. The cases in which Boris Becker was acquitted included the allegation that he failed to hand over several of his awards. It also includes two Wimbledon trophies and an Olympic gold medal.
During the trial, Boris Becker denied all the allegations against him. Boris Becker had argued that he had cooperated with the trustees acting to acquire his assets and acted on expert advice. Boris Becker is recognized as a great player in the world of tennis.
Boris Becker is a two-time Australian Open champion (1991, 1996), three-time Wimbledon champion (1985, 1986, 1989) and once US Open champion (1989). He also won men’s singles gold in tennis at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. He is also a Davis Cup winner twice (1988, 1989) and the Hopman Cup once (1995).
In December 2013, Novak Djokovic announced on his website that boris beckR will be their head coach for the 2014 season. After that, Baker remained Djokovic’s head coach until 2016. Djokovic and Baker parted ways in December 2016.
Boris Becker as Head Coach Djokovic Won 6 Grand Slam titles and 14 Masters 1000 titles. Djokovic won the French Open title for the first time in 2016. The particularity is that Baker himself never won the French Open title in course of his career.
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