• The jury considered it proven that the former number one in the world hid assets and loans worth about three million euros

The legendary former German tennis player Boris Becker, winner of six Grand Slam tournamentswas sentenced this Friday by a British court to two years and six months in prison for four financial crimes related to its bankruptcy in 2017.

The sentence is known after last April 8 the jury of the court of Southwark, in Londonfound him guilty of those crimes, committed between June 21 and October 3, 2017.

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The jury considered it proven that the former number one in the world hid assets and loans worth about 2.5 million pounds (about 3 million euros) to avoid paying their debtsamounting to about 50 million pounds (60 million euros).

Becker was facing a prison sentence that could reach a maximum of seven years. The 54-year-old former tennis player could now appeal the verdict. The fiscal Rebecca Chalkley He assured this Friday that Becker committed a serious breach of trust and stressed that he had already been convicted of tax evasion in Germany.


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