The trial against Boris Becker began on 21 March. A process that has definitively sentenced him to two and a half years in prison. Becker actually faced up to seven years in prison, but in the end the Southwark judge decided to give the German 30 months in prison.
The former world number 1 will serve half the sentence in prison and the remaining period of detention under a semi-liberty regime. "It is noteworthy that she did not admit her guilt and did not even show remorse," Judge Deborah Taylor pointed out during the sentence.
In all, there are four, out of 24 total, the charges related to the affair for which he was convicted. Becker, who has always pleaded innocent, had entrusted his reaction to the allegations to his Twitter account for the past few years.
"Innocent until proven otherwise! I deny the accusations against me and I will defend myself by all legal means," commented the former Teutonic tennis player. "I believe in the UK legal system and its agents.
My team of lawyers will prove my innocence."
What Becker risks now apart from jail
The former German champion, winner of six Grand Slam tournaments, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for fraudulent bankruptcy by Southwark judge Deborah Taylor on 29 April, but his troubles seem not to be here.
Becker, in fact, would now even risk expulsion from the United Kingdom. The provision is presumed from the words of the British Ministry of the Interior on the matter, which even without mentioning the name of Boris Becker made it clear that: "any foreign citizen convicted of a crime and sentenced to a prison sentence is taken into consideration for the 'expulsion as soon as possible.
" Risk that grows further for the former Leimen champion as after the implementation of Brexit, on 31 December 2020, the immigration law for EU citizens became stricter and the crimes charged to Becker continued even after that date, version also confirmed by immigration lawyer Colin Yeo at the Guardian.
For his part, however, the three-time winner of Wimbledon could appeal the expulsion order and escape it with an outlay of around £ 30,000 in legal costs.