The 80's tennis, Boris Becker, appeared in court alongside his lover Lilian de Carvalho Monteiroover over allegations that he mislead bankruptcy officials regarding his missing trophies.
The former Grand Slam champion and BBC commentator stands accused of failing to hand over rewards and trophies won during his 16 year long career after he was declared bankrupt in 2017, during the proceedings the prosecution asked Becker if he'd lied to the courts and officials in an attempt to hold on to his medals and trophies.
Becker stated: “That is not correct, I have sold some for £700,000 to cover my debts and I'm trying to track the others down by contacting tennis associations, museums, halls of fame, and known tennis memorabilia collectors that may have my trophies”.
He also is accused of hiding nearly £1 Million in a business account that he used for personal expenses.
He's also failed to declare the ownership of two properties in Germany, a £2.25 Million flat in West London used by his daughter, and hid a £700,000 bank loan as shares in a tech firm.
The jury heard that the bankruptcy had resulted in a £3.85 Million loan from Arbuthnot Latham in 2013, and John Caudwell loaned the former tennis star £1.2 Million.
He also owes the Swiss government £4.8 Million for tax evasion charges dating back to 2002.