Boris Becker has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for removing property worth close to €427,000 from his bankruptcy estate. He received 18 months on three other counts, to be served concurrently. In court, the sentencing judge, Her Honour Judge Deborah Taylor, commented that Becker had an undue reliance on his advisors and that he had not shown remorse or humility.
Becker’s sentencing follows his conviction for bankruptcy offences earlier in the month. At the time of his conviction, I wrote a piece answering the question: was this an unusual case?
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