Boris Becker “released from jail and deported”

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By Creative Media News

Becker will be returned to his native Germany after serving around a quarter of his sentence.

According to the PA news agency, former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was released from jail today and will be deported from the United Kingdom.

He served only eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence for concealing £2.5 million in assets and loans to avoid paying his obligations when he declared bankruptcy.

Since 2012, the German has resided in the United Kingdom, but he now fears deportation.

Becker is believed to be eligible for immediate deportation because he received a sentence of one year or more and is not believed to be a British citizen.

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Boris becker "released from jail and deported"

It was originally anticipated that he would spend half of his sentence before being released.

The 55-year-old was being kept at the lesser security Huntercombe Prison in Oxfordshire, close to Henley-on-Thames, after previously being imprisoned at Wandsworth Prison in London.

Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017 and owed about £50 million for an unpaid loan of over £3 million on his Mallorca villa.

He was convicted of transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars from his business account to others and failing to report property in his native Germany.

The German was also found guilty of concealing an €825,000 bank loan and 75,000 shares in a technology company.

Becker rejected the charges, but the judge stated that he lacked sorrow or admission of guilt.

The former world number one explained to the jury that his $50 million (£40 million) career earnings were consumed by a costly divorce from his first wife, child support payments, and “expensive lifestyle commitments.

In 2002, he was convicted in Germany of tax evasion and attempted tax evasion.

In a recently published clip for an Apple TV+ documentary, Becker discusses the upheaval of the most recent case.

Before his April sentencing, he shows him and says: “I’ve reached rock bottom, and I have no idea what to make of it.

“I’m not going to hide or flee from (my sentence); I’m going to meet it head-on. I will take any punishment I receive.

“On Friday, I will know the rest of my life,” it is Wednesday afternoon.

His fall from grace is detailed in a two-part documentary that also examines Becker’s troubled personal life and three Wimbledon championships-winning tennis career.

In addition to Becker’s family, previous and contemporary players, such as Novak Djokovic and John McEnroe, also appear.

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