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Boris Becker’s daughter says his prison sentence ‘is not fair’

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Boris Becker’s daughter says his prison sentence ‘is not fair’

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he daughter of Boris Becker has said she is concerned about the welfare of her younger brother after her father was jailed following a bankruptcy scam.

The six-times Grand Slam winner, who earned £35m during his illustrious tennis career, was jailed for 30 months on Friday after a jury found that he hid millions of pounds’ worth of assets to avoid paying his debts.

The 54-year-old was declared bankrupt in June 2017 over an unpaid loan of more than £3m on his estate in Mallorca, Spain.

German-born Becker, who has lived in the UK since 2012, was convicted of four charges under the Insolvency Act.

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker arrives alongside partner Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court (Victoria Jones/PA)

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These included failing to declare a £1.3m property in his hometown of Leimen and hiding an €825,000 (£692,000) bank loan and 75,000 shares in a tech firm.

Anna Ermakova, 22, has hit out at the sentence by saying “it is not fair” her 12-year-old half-brother will go without his father for an extended period of time.

She told German newspaper Bild: “I’m really in shock that my father has been sentenced to two years and six months. I will support him and I will visit him whenever I can. I hope that will help him a little to get through the time.’

She added that she had “helped as best I could” and had written to the court in support of her father before he was sentenced.

“I wrote a letter to…

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