Six-time grand slam winner and former tennis icon Boris Becker could be jailed for up to seven years after being found guilty of four charges related to his bankruptcy ordeal.
The German ex-world number one stood accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets in order to avoid paying his debts after declaring himself bankrupt in June 2017 in relation to an unpaid loan exceeding £3 million ($3.9 million).
At Southwark Crown Court in the UK capital London on Friday, Becker was acquitted of 20 additional charges and cleared of nine counts of failing to relinquish trophies and medals from his illustrious career including two of his three Wimbledon men’s singles trophies.
But Becker was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars from his business account following his bankruptcy, failing to declare a German property, and concealing a debt of €825,000 ($900,000).
Because of this, he could face up to a seven-year maximum behind bars for each count.