Boris Becker found guilty of bankruptcy proceedings | News | DW

A London jury on Friday found former German tennis star Boris Becker guilty of several charges following his bankruptcy proceedings.

Becker was on trial for 24 offenses related to his 2017 bankruptcy, which he declared over a £3.5 million ($4.6 million, €4.2 million) bank loan on a Spanish property .

The court found Becker guilty of, among other things, failing to disclose assets and concealing debts.

He was acquitted of a further 20 charges.

The verdict is to be announced on April 29th.

What fortune is Becker accused of?

Becker, a former world No. 1 and six-time Grand Slam champion, has apparently told trustees trying to secure his fortune that he is not in possession of multiple trophies.

He said his Wimbledon title is in the Tennis Hall of Fame, another is in the German Tennis Association (DTB) and the third was gifted to his mother.

He also said the missing awards were of no significant value or interest to him.

The court heard that this money was deposited into a business account that he treated as a private “piggy bank.”

Other interests at stake include a flat in London, a €825,000 bank loan and substantial sums due to his ex-wife Barbara Becker, as well as his estranged wife Sharlely “Lilly” Becker and a friend were paid.

Also interesting are the transfer of 300,000 euros to his own account, high expenses in fashion shops, as well as school fees and funds that were transferred to a joint account with his son Noah.

Becker, who won 49 singles titles in his 16-year playing career, has denied all charges against him.

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