After an eight-month prison sentence in the United Kingdom for financial crimes, the former tennis world no. PA.
The latter does not specify the destination of “Boom Boom Becker”, but everything points to his country, Germany. His mother Elvira Becker, 87, said his long-awaited return to the country was “the best Christmas present”, tabloid The Sun reported on Tuesday.
The 55-year-old six-time Grand Slam winner, who has lived in the UK since 2012, was found guilty in April of concealing or illegally transferring hundreds of thousands of euros and pounds to avoid paying off his debts after filing for bankruptcy.
He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by a London court, but served only eight months.
Boris Becker was released from Huntercombe prison, 60 miles west of London, on Thursday morning because he was eligible for deportation as a convicted foreigner, according to the PA, which did not cite sources. Imprisonment for more than 12 months.
According to British media, he was to return to Germany on a private jet chartered by an audiovisual company that paid him generously to tell his story.
At the time of his bankruptcy in 2017, after a series of bad deals, the debts of the ex-tennis superstar, who at 17 was the youngest at Wimbledon, were estimated at 50 million pounds sterling (59 million euros).
The case is not the first for Boris Becker, who retired…