Boom Boom bust: now jail time beckons bankrupt Boris Becker

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Boom Boom bust: now jail time beckons bankrupt Boris Becker

The tennis star – who just launched a clothing range amid great fanfare – faces charges over his money woes

Steve Bird

Boris Becker is to appear in court to face criminal charges relating to claims he failed to cooperate fully with the authorities regarding his bankruptcy.

The 52-year-old tennis star was made bankrupt in 2017 shortly before it emerged he was splitting from his wife, Lilly, 44. It emerged in 2019 that his bankruptcy restrictions had been extended by 12 years after authorities claimed he had hidden assets and transactions worth about £4.5m. Now, Becker, who lives in southwest London, is facing more than 10 charges brought by the Insolvency Service.

An Insolvency Service spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a prosecution has been brought against Boris Becker. The first hearing is on September 24 at Westminster magistrate’s court.”..

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