Boris Becker Former world number one tennis player and both PokerStars and partypoker ambassador, Boris Becker is spending the next two and a half years behind bars after a court found the German ace guilty of flouting the terms of his bankruptcy.
Last month Becker, 54, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court on four charges of concealing debt, removal of property, and two counts of failing to disclose assets in relation to his 2017 bankruptcy .
Sentencing Becker, Judge Deborah Taylor said, “It is notable you have not shown remorse or acceptance of your guilt. There has been no humility.”
However, she added that Becker would only serve half the sentence behind bars, with the remainder on licence. BUFFALO BLITZ II THE LAST EMPRESS DANCING GOLD EPIC APE Boris Becker’s Bankruptcy
The six-time Grand Slam winner was declared bankrupt in June 2017 over an unpaid loan of almost £4 million on his estate in Mallorca, Spain. At the time of the bankruptcy, the court heard Becker earned approximately $50 million (£38 million) during his illustrious career, but those career earnings were swallowed up by an expensive divorce from his first wife, Barbara Becker , child maintenance payments, and what were described as “expensive lifestyle commitments.”
Last month he was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account and failing to declare he owned a property in Leimen in his native Germany. In addition, Becker was convicted of hiding an €825,000 bank loan and 75,000 shares in a technology company. POW POW LIONS ATLANTIS HERE MONEY MONEY Boris Becker the Poker Player
Becker retired from tennis in 1999 and is a legendary figure in the game having won six Grand Slam titles. He worked as a commentator for the BBC, had a brief stint as coach for Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic , and had previously served on the economic advisory board of Germany soccer giants Bayern Munich for ten years. PokerStars signed Becker as a member of Team PokerStars in November 2007. Becker then signed with partypoker in December 2016 when the poker site was in the midst […]
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