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Boris Becker sentenced to two and a half years in prison for bankruptcy offences

Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced by a London court to two and a half years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after having declared bankrupt.

EURONEWS: Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced by a London court to two and a half years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after having declared bankrupt.

The 54-year-old German was found to have transferred hundreds of thousands of pounds after his June 2017 bankruptcy from his business account to other accounts, including those of his ex-wife Barbara and estranged wife Sharlely “Lilly” Becker.

Becker was also convicted of failing to declare a property in Germany and hiding an €825,000 bank loan and shares in a tech firm.

The three-time Wimbledon champion was convicted earlier this month on four charges under the Insolvency Act and faced a maximum of seven years in prison.The jury at Southwark Crown Court in London acquitted him on 20 other counts, including charges that he failed to hand over his many awards, including two Wimbledon trophies and an Olympic gold medal.