Boris Becker trial gallery: How the case unfolded in pictures

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Boris Becker has been found guilty of hiding assets among four charges upheld by a jury in the Southwark Crown Court on Friday 8 April 2022.

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Former tennis star Boris Becker at the Southwark Crown Court as a jury continued to deliberate on the verdicts in his trial over allegedly concealing assets, including medals, Wimbledon trophies and properties from bankruptcy trustees.

The trial has proven something of a spectacle.

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Boris Becker was prosecuted by the Insolvency Service for not complying with obligations to disclose information after being declared bankrupt in 2017.

Becker has been supported by his partner and son throughout the trial.

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Boris Becker has been flanked by girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro and his son Elias Balthasar Becker throughout the trial which got underway in the last week of March.

The judgement represents a significant fall from grace for the former tennis star.

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Trophies and keepsakes from Boris Becker’s decorated tennis career have been at the heart of the case against the former star who was declared bankrupt after being unable to repay a £5 million loan against his villa in Mallorca.

It is not Becker’s first brush with the law though.

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Boris Becker was previously handed a suspended jail sentence in Germany for tax evasion relating to fudged residency during the period from 1991 -1993 when he was found to be living in Munich rather than Monaco.

Becker was found guilty of tax evasion by a Munich court in 2002 over charges of fudged residency.

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Boris Becker has worked as a commentator on major events before but said that the bankruptcy trial in 2017 has made it very hard for him to earn money.

Becker was exonerated on an additional 20 charges brought against him under the Insolvency Act relating to his 2017 bankruptcy.

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“It is very difficult when you are bankrupt and in the headlines every week for it,” Becker said in March. “It is very difficult to make a lot of money with my name.”

It was ruled that Becker took measures to obscure his assets ahead of a planned auction to cover the cost of his insolvency.

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Boris Becker said it was mortifying walking into Wimbledon to perform commentary in 2017 after the news of his bankruptcy became headline news across the globe.

Becker is said to have concealed trophies including two pieces of silverware picked up at Wimbledon.

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“As you can imagine, I was very shocked at the fact,” Becker said. “Because it was all over world news, and I walked through the gate of Wimbledon and everyone knew. I was embarrassed because I was bankrupt.”

The former World No 1 now lives in Wimbledon, just a stone’s throw from the famous venue where some of his finest moments played out.

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Boris Becker told reporters outside court he would not be commenting on the verdict. Becker was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account after his bankruptcy, failing to declare a property in Germany.

Becker has cut a resigned figure as he attended the trial under the watchful eye of the media.

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Boris Becker was cleared of nine counts of failing to hand over trophies and medals from his tennis career, including two Wimbledon men’s singles trophies.

The German could be slapped with jail time but has been bailed pending sentencing later this month.

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Insolvency Service Chief Executive Dean Beale said: “This conviction serves as a clear warning to those who think they can hide their assets and get away with it. You will be found out and prosecuted.”

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