Former Wimbledon Tennis champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two years and six months after breaking the terms of his 2017 bankruptcy agreement.
Becker was sentenced to prison Friday following a trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court. He was charged under the government’s Insolvency Act.
Earlier this month, the former men’s tennis world number one and three- time Wimbledon champion was found guilty of moving hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account and failing to declare ownership of a property in Germany.
The former star was accused of withholding millions of pounds worth of assets, which included his Wimbledon trophies, as well as a £700,000 ($880,000) bank loan and 75,000 shares in a tech firm to avoid paying back his debts.
"This defendant has now lost literally everything. He has already paid an extremely heavy price for his mishandling of his financial affairs but also as a result of his offending,” Becker’s lawyer said in a statement before the sentencing./aa