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By Richard Pagliaro | Friday, April 8, 2022


Hall of Famer Boris Becker was found guilty on four counts of the insolvency act and acquitted of 20 additional counts in a case stemming from his 2017 bankruptcy.

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Boris Becker's legal issues continue—now he faces jail time.

Former world No. 1 Becker was found guilty on four counts of the insolvency act and acquitted of 20 additional counts in a Southwark Crown Court today.

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A jury found Becker guilty of removal of property, two counts of failing to disclose estate and  hiding nearly $1 million of debt. Becker faces a jail sentence of a maximum term of seven years for each count.

Becker told the media gathered outside the court he had no comment on the verdict.

The 54-year-old Becker is out on bail and is set for sentencing on April 29th.

The case stems from Becker's 2017 bankruptcy. The Hall of Famer was declared bankrupt in 2017 after failing to repay more than $3 million in loans for his estate in Mallorca, Spain.

"This conviction serves as a clear warning to those who think they can hide their assets and get away with it," Dean Beale chief executive of the Insolvency Service told BBC. "You will be found out and prosecuted."

Last month, Becker took the stand in a trial over his alleged failure to disclose his assets, including several of his most prized tennis trophies, following his bankruptcy and claimed two of his three Wimbledon trophies are missing. 

The Hall of Famer told a jury several of his most precious trophies are missing.

“For the player, it's about winning the title. The trophy is not so much when you are playing,” Becker told the court. “Nowadays I wish I have them to show to my children."

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Becker was found not guilty on nine counts of failing to turn over several of his trophies to creditors, including two of the three Wimbledon trophies.

The three-time Wimbledon champion earned more than $25 million and won six Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career. Becker guided Novak Djokovic to six Grand Slam titles during a productive three-year partnership and has been an opinionated TV analyst working for both Eurosport and BBC.

Recent years have posed painful challenges for Becker, who was declared bankrupt by a London court in 2017, reportedly owing a British banking firm $4.2 million—and facing a $40 million lawsuit filed by a former business partner.

The 54-year-old former superstar is also accused of hiding property and $2.3 million. Prosecutors allege Becker transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to other banking accounts, including accounts held by a couple of his ex-wives.


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