Criminal proceedings against Boris Becker have begun


The three-time Wimbledon winner appeared in person at the start of the trial at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

London. The criminal case against former tennis star Boris Becker in London has begun. The 54-year-old has to answer for various allegations in connection with his bankruptcy proceedings. The three-time Wimbledon winner appeared in person at the start of the trial at Southwark Crown Court on Monday. He was accompanied by his partner, who held his hand as he entered the courthouse.

The more than 20 charges include the fact that Becker is said to have tried to withdraw money and valuables, such as trophies, and real estate from the insolvency administrator’s access. Becker denies that. Theoretically, he could face up to seven years in prison. The process is scheduled to take up to three weeks.

At the beginning of the trial, Becker sat motionless in a glass case. Only a court clerk and a translator kept him company. On the floor next to him were some loose sheets of paper, a pen, and a water bottle. A good dozen journalists had set up behind him in the stands.

Becker declared bankrupt in 2017

Becker was declared bankrupt by a London court in 2017. Although a personal bankruptcy in England can usually be completed within 12 months, the process has been going on ever since. Various conditions against Becker were even extended to a period of twelve years.

Shortly before the start of the process, Becker’s ex-wife Lilly spoke up. She told the “Bild” that it was difficult to see her son’s father in such a situation. “I look at the start of the process with an uneasy feeling,” said the 45-year-old. She wished him a fair judgment, Lilly continued.



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