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