tennisChampion Boris Becker has been accused in court of hiding his trophies from debt collectors.
- Becker, who won six Grand Slam titles between 1985 and 1996, filed for bankruptcy in 2017 for money owed to a bank, reports the BBC.
- The 52-year-old is accused of hiding two Wimbledon titles, two Australian Opens and an Olympic gold medal, among other awards.
- Becker denies all charges against him.
Former tennis champion Boris Becker has been accused in court of hiding his trophies from debt collectors.
Becker, who won six Grand Slam titles between 1985 and 1996, filed for bankruptcy in 2017 for money owed to a bank, reports the BBC.
The 52-year-old appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London on Thursday where he was charged with nine charges alleging he hid some of his spoils from his playing career, including two from his three Wimbledon titles, to prevent them from being sold to settle his debts.
He was also accused of withholding the 1985 and 1989 President’s Cups, a 1988 Davis Cup gold coin, a 1989 Davis Cup trophy, the 1991 Australian Open trophies and 1996 and a 1992 Olympic gold medal.
Becker already faces 19 existing charges for failing to comply with disclosure obligations, including concealing more than £1 million ($1.3 million) held in various bank accounts, according to the BBC.
He denied all 28 charges on Tuesday. He will now be tried on September 13, 2021.
Defense attorney Jonathan Caplan said: “[Becker] is determined to confront and challenge these charges and restore his reputation in relation to the allegations made against him.”