Now it’s getting really thick for Boris Becker (54)!
At the London criminal trial, a jury found the former German tennis star guilty of four out of 24 counts. A jury decided Friday that the 54-year-old had withheld parts of his assets from an insolvency official.
Baker left the court without making a statement. If convicted on all 24 counts, he could face up to seven years in prison. Prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley was visibly satisfied as she left the court. When asked if she was happy with the ruling, she said, “Yes, I am!”
After judgment: Baker walks through the media without comment(00:22)
Decision on April 29
The tennis legend failed to properly disclose assets such as real estate, accounts and important prizes in the bankruptcy proceedings against him. Baker could face imprisonment.
According to information from RTL, the attorney general said that if Baker did indeed receive a prison sentence, he would have to go behind bars on April 29. You will know the sentence that day. Until then, Baker was no longer allowed to leave the country. (SDA/NAB)
First day of the trial in London: Baker has to wait in line at court(00:48)
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