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Tennis champion Boris Becker jailed over bankruptcy

BY: BBC
Boris Becker was found guilty of four charges relating to his 2017 bankruptcy.
Boris Becker was found guilty of four charges relating to his 2017 bankruptcy.

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding assets to avoid paying debts.

The six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of breaking UK insolvency laws after he was declared bankrupt in 2017, owing creditors almost £50m. Becker, 54, was found guilty of four charges by a jury under the Insolvency Act.

He was cleared on 20 counts. He sent almost £390,000 in payments from his business account to others. more to follow…