Boris Becker deported to Germany after leaving prison

Boris Becker was deported to Germany after leaving British prison

Boris Becker was deported to Germany after leaving British prison

Boris Becker was deported to Germany following his release from a British prison where he served a sentence for the 2017 bankruptcy case.

His Berlin-based attorney Christian-Oliver Moser stated that the 55-year-old, “was released from custody in England and has left for Germany today (Thursday).”

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He added Becker, the sixt-time singles Grand Slam champion, has “served his sentence and is not subject to any penal restrictions in Germany”.

Moser declined to provide information on where Becker would arrive.

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Becker, a former Wimbledon champion, was given a two and a half-year prison sentence in April for flouting insolvency rules by hiding £2.5 million-worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.

He had been declared bankrupt in June 2017, owing creditors £50 million over an unpaid loan of more than £3 million on his estate on the Spanish island of Majorca.

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A judge at Southwark Crown Court in south London told Becker, who has lived in the UK since 2012, that he would serve half of his sentence in prison.

However he was released on Thursday morning.

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Becker qualified for removal as he is not a British citizen and received a custodial sentence of more than 12 months.

The Sun newspaper on Tuesday said Becker’s mother Elvira, 87, told a friend that her son’s release from prison was “the best Christmas present I could hope for”.

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“I cannot wait to hold my beloved son in my arms,” she was quoted as saying.

Media reports suggested he would stay with friends in Frankfurt.