Boris Becker, 54, has been on trial at Southwark Crown Court in London since March 21. due on Friday.
You can read all the information about the accusation, court proceedings, and possible penalty here.
Boris Becker’s mother is worried about the ruling as you can see in the video above!
Boris Becker accused of hiding parts of his assets
“Queen v. Boris Franz Becker” (Queen v. Boris Franz Becker) – this is what she says about the summary of the indictment. As Head of State, the Queen is the representative of the British state.
The indictment charged Baker with 24 counts of hiding parts of his assets – including real estate, accounts and some of the most important trophies of his career (the 1996 Australian Open!) – following his personal bankruptcy in 2017 and blaming his advisers, who he says take care of his money.
Tennis star confirms: Leave financial questions to his advisors
Baker himself denied all allegations. How many accounts does the former tennis star have, where properties are kept in his name and where are the trophies he won? Baker has no idea about that, as he has mentioned several times. He emphasized that financial matters had always been left to his advisors and that he had not read any contracts.
Property: Among other things, it was about his parents’ house in Leyman, where Baker was registered as owner – without his knowledge, he claims. Other properties were also mentioned, according to the star athlete, he was also not sure about the property structure.
accounts: A similar picture appears for the accounts. That his parents opened an account in his name in 1989? “I’ve been busy traveling the world and playing tennis,” Becker said. He also does not know why he has three accounts in a US bank in Belgium. They may have been opened as part of an advertising partnership.
Awards: The tennis star is withdrawing access to the awards, and the indictment accuses him of doing so. Baker denies this. He just doesn’t know where the awards are. In general, it is not about the originals delivered on the field after the final. Baker said agents or supervisors usually receive a much smaller replica. He himself was already on his way to the next tournament. “The awards themselves weren’t important to me,” he said. For him, the title itself was more important. Now he regrets this opinion. He assured that if he found the prizes again, he would hand them over immediately.
Boris Becker has been found guilty
Baker’s defender Jonathan Ladlow has emphasized that the former tennis star has always relied on the evaluation of his advisors and has never cared about finances himself. The 54-year-old had neither the time nor the patience to read contracts, nor did he pay any bills himself. This “unfortunately” is still the case. “It’s true,” Baker said repeatedly in his attorney’s statements.
His defense lawyer said that his client is naive but innocent. Relying on advisors is not a crime.
On 20 out of 24 points, the jury followed this reasoning. But the verdict was “guilty” on four counts. Ordinary judges are convinced: The former tennis star deliberately did not disclose parts of his assets in insolvency proceedings. According to the jury, among other things, he hid property in Leyman and illegally transferred large sums to other accounts.
Boris Becker faces up to seven years in prison
In theory, Baker faces up to seven years in prison. The eleven members of the jury do not decide whether he will actually end up behind bars, but by a professional judge. The tremors will continue until Friday (April 29), when Judge Deborah Taylor plans to announce her ruling.
Baker can still appeal – both against the guilty verdict and against the sentencing.