How the affair unfolded in pictures

Boris Becker was found guilty of concealing assets on four counts confirmed by a jury at Southwark Crown Court on Friday April 8, 2022.

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Former tennis star Boris Becker at Southwark Crown Court as a jury continued to deliberate on verdicts in his trial for alleged concealment of assets including medals, Wimbledon trophies and trustee properties of bankruptcy.

The trial turned out to be somewhat spectacular.

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Boris Becker was sued by the Insolvency Service for failing to comply with disclosure obligations after being declared bankrupt in 2017.

Becker was supported by his partner and his son throughout the trial.

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Boris Becker was accompanied by his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro and his son Elias Balthasar Becker throughout the trial which began the last week of March.

The judgment represents a significant fall from grace for the former tennis star.

Boris Becker
Trophies and memorabilia from Boris Becker’s decorated tennis career have been at the heart of the case against the former star who was declared bankrupt after being unable to repay a £5million loan against his villa in Majorca.

This isn’t Becker’s first brush with the law, however.

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Boris Becker previously received a suspended prison sentence in Germany for tax evasion linked to fake residence during the period 1991-1993, when it was discovered that he was living in Munich rather than Monaco.

Becker was convicted of tax evasion by a Munich court in 2002 on fraudulent residency charges.

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Boris Becker has previously worked as a commentator on major events but said the 2017 bankruptcy lawsuit made it very difficult for him to earn money.

Becker has been cleared of 20 additional charges brought against him under insolvency law relating to his 2017 bankruptcy.

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“It’s very difficult when you’re bankrupt and you’re in the headlines every week,” Becker said in March. “It’s very difficult to make a lot of money with my name.”

Becker was found to have taken steps to conceal his assets ahead of a scheduled auction to cover the cost of his insolvency.

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Boris Becker said it was mortifying to enter Wimbledon to perform commentary in 2017 after news of his bankruptcy made headlines around the world.

Becker reportedly hid trophies, including two pieces of silverware picked up at Wimbledon.

Boris Becker
“As you can imagine, I was quite shocked by the fact,” Becker said. “Because it was all over the world, and I walked through the door at Wimbledon and everyone knew it. I was embarrassed because I was bankrupt.

The former world No. 1 now lives in Wimbledon, a stone’s throw from the famous hall where some of his finest moments took place.

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Boris Becker told reporters outside court that he would not comment on the verdict. Becker was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account after his bankruptcy, by failing to declare property in Germany.

Becker put on a resigned face as he watched the trial under the watchful eye of the media.

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Boris Becker has been cleared of nine counts of not presenting trophies and medals from his tennis career, including two Wimbledon men’s singles trophies.

The German could face a prison sentence, but was released on bail pending sentencing later this month.

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Insolvency Service chief executive Dean Beale said: ‘This conviction serves as a clear warning to those who think they can hide their assets and get away with it. You will be discovered and prosecuted.

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