Boris Becker has received a prison sentence of 2 years and 6 months after he was convicted of bankruptcy offences.
Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service, Dean Beale, said:
The Court has handed down a prison sentence to Boris Becker today after he was convicted of offences relating to his bankruptcy.
Boris Becker’s sentence clearly demonstrates that concealing assets in bankruptcy is a serious offence for which we will prosecute and bring offenders to justice.
In passing sentence, Her Honour Judge Deborah Taylor commented that Boris Becker had an undue reliance on his advisors and the obligation was on him to disclose his assets to his trustees.
The Judge added that it was not Boris Becker’s choice of who to pay and a large sum had been lost in the bankruptcy estate, and it was notable that he had not shown remorse or humility.
Boris Becker received 2 years and 6 months on count 4 on the indictment. He received 18 months, to be served concurrently, on counts 10, 13 and 14 on the indictment.
Rebecca Chalkley and Sam Smart of Red Lion Chambers acted as counsel for the prosecution. Both were instructed by the Insolvency Service.