Sport

Boris Becker jailed: Tennis champion sentenced over bankruptcy

True
49
votes

Posted: 30/04/22 - 00:01
Vote on this story
True
OR
Bull

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.

The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act.

The case centred on Becker's bankruptcy in June 2017 resulting from an unpaid loan of more than £3m on his luxury estate in Mallorca, Spain.

Judge Deborah Taylor said he had shown no remorse or acceptance of guilt.

The downfall of Boris Becker
Referring to Becker's previous conviction for tax evasion in Germany in 2002, she told the former world number one: "You did not heed the warning you were given and the chance you were given by the suspended sentence and that is a significant aggravating factor...

"You have... sought to distance yourself from your offending and your bankruptcy.

"While I accept your humiliation as part of the proceedings, there has been no humility."

I Call True: Looks like the law finally caught up with him after many years then. LCB has pretty much called this from the start and while i personally take no pleasure from seeing the Tennis champ jailed it should act as a warning to others that no one is above the law.

Dont Forget To Vote
True
OR
Bull
3 Comments
26 days
2 upvotes
With his career earnings, it is amazing to see how his money has been wasted. But the 25% interest that John Caudwell charged him should also be criminal, and no better than a loan shark.
27 days
2 upvotes
Actually sent down for it, game set and match
27 days
3 upvotes
I agree with MDM totally here with one caveat it appears Katie Price is above the law still at the moment