Boris Becker’s long-running UK bankruptcy saga has taken a serious turn, with UK media reporting he faces possible criminal charges over failing to fully cooperate in the legal process.
Becker, 52, is currently commenting on the US Open for Eurosport, but surely keeps his legal tangle in the back of his mind.
The six-time Grand Slam winner was declared bankrupt in June, 2017, and has been up to his neck in complications ever since.
At one point, some of his valued trophies and other memorabilia were auctioned off online to pay down some of his millions in debts.
But Uk media report that the High Court has discovered around GBP 4.5 million in “undisclosed” transactions, which could result in criminal charges; Becker will explain himself to magistrates later this month.
“We can confirm that a prosecution has been brought against Boris Becker. The first hearing is on 24 September at Westminster Magistrates Court,” an insolvency court official told the Evening Standard.
Becker has been in administrative limbo for the past several years and copped accusations in 2019 that he was not fully cooperating with investigators.
Currently, he cannot borrow more than GBP 500 and is ineligible from serving as a company director.
Tabloids report that Becker faces 19 criminal charges for hiding assets including interest in an AI company, sums of money and a flat.
He allegedly hid 75,000 company shares, bank accounts in Belgium and Guernsey and a flat in Chelsea, London.