Boris Becker gets 2.5 years in prison for bankruptcies

Boris Becker, a six-time grand slam champion, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for breaching his bankruptcy terms in 2017.

Boris Becker, a six-time grand slam champion, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for breaching his bankruptcy terms in 2017.

The Insolvency Service said Becker, 54, had been found guilty of four bankruptcy-related offences, including failing to disclose, concealing, and removing significant assets.

Becker, accompanied by Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, wore a grey suit, a white shirt, and a striped tie in the Wimbledon colours of green and purple.

Judge Deborah Taylor said the former tennis player will serve half of her sentence.

"Your bankruptcy has cost you your career, reputation, and all of your assets," the judge told the Press Association (PA).

To distance yourself from your offending and bankruptcy, you've shown no remorse or acceptance of guilt.

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