Boris Becker has been convicted by a jury of his peers who believed he committed bankruptcy fraud, and he could spend years behind bars as a result.
The 54-year-old tennis great was convicted on multiple charges, including concealing assets and debts, and we’re talking about more than a million bucks in debt.
It wasn’t a total loss … Becker was acquitted on 20 additional charges, including allegations he failed to turn over his Olympic gold medal and Wimbledon awards to the bankruptcy trustee.
Boris now faces 7 years in prison. He’s free on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for later this month.
Becker was mum on the verdict. As you probably know … he was an unstoppable force in tennis, winning 6 Grand Slams.
During the trial, Becker admitted he squandered his fortune — $50 mil — on his first divorce, child support and an extravagant lifestyle.
He testified during the trial, saying he was embarrassed that he went bankrupt and even said he was willing to give up his wedding ring to satisfy his debts.