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Boris Becker News: 6-time Tennis Grand Champion Boris Becker can go to jail, found guilty in bankruptcy case


London: Tennis great Boris Becker could face a prison sentence after being found guilty of illegally transferring thousands of dollars from a bank account after being declared bankrupt. A jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court on Friday convicted Baker on four charges under the Bankruptcy Act, including transfer of assets, concealment of debt and two counts of failure to disclose assets.
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The German player transferred hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account to other accounts, including his ex-wife Barbara and Shirley “Lily” Baker, after going bankrupt in June 2017. He was also convicted of failing to declare an asset in Germany and of concealing an 825,000 euro ($895,000) bank loan and shares in a tech firm.

He was acquitted on 20 other counts, including the allegation that he failed to hand over several of his awards, including two Wimbledon trophies and an Olympic gold medal. The six-time Grand Slam champion has denied all allegations, saying that he had cooperated with trustees working to acquire his assets and acted on expert advice.

Boris is a 6-time singles Grand Slam champion. He won the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996, Wimbledon in 1985, 1986, 1989 as well as the US Open in 1989. Boris was also the coach of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic from 2013 to 2016. He also has a gold medal in the Olympics.

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