Tennis nice Boris Becker appeared in a London courtroom on Thursday, accused of failing to give up two of his Wimbledon trophies to be bought to settle his money owed. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has additionally failed to show over his two Australian Open trophies, in response to a brand new 28-count indictment that claims he hasn’t complied with orders to reveal info.
The German pleaded not responsible to all counts throughout his look at Southwark Crown Court. Becker has allegedly hid property holdings and greater than 1 million kilos ($1.three million) held in financial institution accounts.
The indictment lists Becker’s Wimbledon trophies from 1985, when at age 17 he grew to become the youngest males’s singles champion on the All England Club, and 1989. Becker additionally received the match in 1986. He received the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996.
Becker, who lives in London, was instructed that his trial would start in September 2021. He faces a number of years in jail if convicted. He stays free on bail.
“He is determined to face and contest these charges and restore his reputation in relation to the allegations made against him,” mentioned Jonathan Caplan, Becker’s lawyer.
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