Boris Becker could end up in jail after being convicted of four economic crimes


The German Boris Beckerone of the most controversial personalities of the Tennis historycould be sentenced to prison after a London jury found him guilty this Friday of concealment of assets as a result of its bankruptcy in 2017.

Becker, 54, who has lived in the UK since 2012 and works as a sports commentator for the BBC, assured that the 50 million dollars he earned on the courts disappeared in a costly divorce from his first wife, child support, and an “expensive lifestyle”.

Winner of six Grand Slam tournamentshad been on trial since March 21 in London for facts related to his personal bankruptcylinked to a loan of 3.5 million euros (about 3.8 million dollars) granted by a private bank to finance a luxurious property in Mallorca.

At the time of his bankruptcy in June 2017, the player, who won 49 titles in a 16-year sports career, had debts estimated at up to 50 million pounds (about 65 million dollars at current exchange rates).

Was indicted for 24 counts of concealment of assets and a South London jury found him guilty of four, including theft of assets, non-disclosure of assets and concealment of a debt.

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He was also convicted of failing to declare a property in Germany and concealing an 825,000 euro bank loan and shares in the artificial intelligence technology company Breaking Data Corp.

The judge left him probation on bail and set for on April 29 the announcement of his sentencewhich could be up to seven years in prison for each count.


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