Tennis legend Boris Becker has been accused of hiding more than ₤ 1 million in cash together with some of his trophies and medals in an attempt to leave them out of his ongoing personal bankruptcy procedures.
A few of the notable possessions that the 52- year-old former Grand Slam champion is accused of hiding are Wimbledon prizes and an Olympic gold medal. Becker filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and these important possessions could be liquidated in order to pay for his financial obligations. Nevertheless, he has not turned them over.
According to the Daily Mail, the German is implicated of “failing to declare properties and monetary transfers.” The trial is being held at the Southwark Crown Court in London.
Remarkably, apart from the missing out on trophies and other possessions, the court is likewise questioning a payment worth EUR105,497 sent out to his estranged better half Lilly.
There are 28 charges that have been brought against Becker, however he maintains his innocence and denies all charges. “I think in the British legal system and its agents. It goes without stating that I will be co-operative and correct on all points,” he said.
Becker has actually interested be dealt with in the very same method as any resident even as his trial continues. He has actually warned against prejudgement of his character, which he states is harming his reputation. In particular, he explained the outrageous reporting of some German media business.
He clarified that he is not “out on bail” however in fact was offered the condition that he requires to inform authorities 48 hours ahead of time if he wants to go somewhere. “I have actually been given this condition and there is absolutely nothing to object to,” he stated.
A total of four Grand Slam prizes are noted as properties that Becker stopped working to turn over. These are the Male’s Songs Champion Wimbledon trophies from 1985 and 1989, plus his Australian Open prizes from 1991 and 1996.
The other possessions in concern consist of residential or commercial properties, money and company shares.
Becker appeared in a hearing over the weekend, where he entered his not guilty plea. The trial for his case has actually been set up in September 2021.