London: Tennis great and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt.
The former tennis star was found guilty of four charges by a jury at Southwark crown court earlier this month but acquitted of further 20 counts relating to his 2017 bankruptcy.
The jury at Southwark Crown Court in London acquitted him on 20 other counts, including charges that he failed to hand over his many awards, including two Wimbledon trophies and an Olympic gold medal.
Becker will serve half of the term having been convicted at London’s Southwark Crown Court over his transfer of huge amounts of money from his business account, failing to declare a property in Germany and concealing 825,000 euros ($866,500) of debt and shares in a tech firm.
He was previously convicted for tax evasion in Germany in 2002, for which he received a suspended prison sentence.
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