Tennis Champion Boris Becker Jailed for Two and a Half Years for Hiding Assets from Bankruptcy

Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years after hiding assets and debts worth more than £2.5 million after being declared bankrupt. The three-time Wimbledon winner deliberately transferred money to family and associates when he faced financial struggles in 2017, successfully keeping £390,000 (€426,930) and the proceeds of a bank loan worth £1.1 million from his creditors. Becker also failed to declare his ownership of a £1 million German property and £75,000 in shares he held in a tech firm. Becker’s financial troubles came as a result of his £38 million sporting fortune being depleted by an expensive divorce, child maintenance, and the cost of continuing his luxury lifestyle.

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