A Sports Legend Has Just Been Sentenced To YEARS In Prison!
It is always odd to see those who have been elevated in the spotlight get smacked down for being deceitful. For too long, those in the elite circles have been able to rest on their famous status to get out of trouble, while every day people are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Now, the tables are beginning to turn and justice is being served after many years of turning a blind eye.
That is what three-time Wimbledon winner, Boris Becker is learning after he was just convicted and sentenced to two years and six months in prison for hiding assets during his bankruptcy proceedings.
His son Noah and partner Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro blew him a kiss as he was escorted to the cells below as the 54-year-old stayed silent throughout his sentencing at Southwark Crown Court.
Becker’s lawyer had argued that the sports star had already “lost practically everything” in a bid for a suspended sentence. Despite the embarrassment, Becker may have felt, Judge Deborah Taylor remarked that he had “shown no humility” during the hearings.
Here is more from Wayne Dupree:
He was found guilty earlier this month of four offenses under the Insolvency Act, including the removal of the property, two instances of failing to notify the estate, and hiding debts.
When Becker transmitted $450,215 to nine recipients, including those belonging to his ex-wife Barbara Becker and the estranged wife of his fourth child, a court heard.
He also spent $6,326 at a luxury golf resort in China and $50,609 at a private clinic, according to the court.
On top of all that, he was found guilty of disguising a $738,058 bank loan and 75,000 shares in the software business Breaking Data Corp. that were hidden in his hometown of Leimen, Germany.
The German national, who has been in the UK since 2012, had to declare substantial assets in his bankruptcy because of legal requirements he had to comply with.
After being declared bankrupt on June 21st of this year due to an outstanding debt of over £3 million on his Mallorca estate, the six-time Grand Slam champion stated he was “shocked” and “embarrassed.”
Another 20 accusations were dropped, including nine counts of failing to return tennis trophies and medals.
Two of his three Wimbledon men’s singles trophies, one of which he earned for the 1985 victory that launched him to celebrity at the age of 17, were not in Becker’s possession, he told jurors.
On top of all of that, he also received his Olympic gold medal in 1992, two Australian Open championship trophies from 1991 and 1996, a President’s cup from 1985, and a 1988 Davis Cup gold coin.