Becker was partially found guilty of obstructing insolvency proceedings

The six-time grand slam winner was tried for a declared personal bankruptcy in 2017 related to a loan of 3.5 million euros from the private bank Arbuthnot Latham. The court in London found Becker, 44, to be guilty, among other things, of failing to provide an entire inventory and conceal debt.

The three-time Wimbledon champion has also been accused of failing to give creditors nine trophies and medals from his successful career. Becker said in a trial that began on March 21 that some of his trophies had disappeared. The former first player in the world rankings assured that if he knew where the trophies were, he would hand them over.

After his bankruptcy in 2017, Becker was to pay off not only the Wimbledon trophies, but also the 1992 Olympic doubles gold and the 1991 and 1996 Australian Open trophies. Becker had sold some of his tennis trophies in the past to pay off some debts. .

Becker’s indictment also blamed him for hiding two properties in Germany and a stake in a London apartment during the bankruptcy. He also allegedly had unreported debts of 825 thousand euros.

During his 16-year professional career, the winner of 49 tournaments earned $ 25 million in prizes. At the time of the bankruptcy, Becker had estimated debts of 50 million pounds (1.5 billion crowns).

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