London, April 8: Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was found guilty of four charges related to his 2017 bankruptcy at Southwark Crown Court under the Insolvency Act on Friday.
The 54-year-old German was found guilty on charges including property theft, two counts of failing to disclose assets and concealing debts.
However, Judge Deborah Taylor released Becker on conditional bail before sentencing on April 29, when he could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years on each count.
Becker filed for bankruptcy on June 21, 2017 over an unpaid loan. He had been accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets, including two Wimbledon trophies, to avoid paying his debts.
Becker, a three-time Wimbledon champion, said he was “shocked” and “embarrassed” when he filed for bankruptcy in 2017. He was also convicted of failing to declare property in Germany and concealing a €825,000 (nearly £700,000) bank loan. . and shares in a technology company, according to a report by Sky Sports.
He was found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds to other accounts, including those of his ex-wife Barbara and his ex-wife Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Becker, the mother of his fourth child.