The sentence imposed on Boris Becker for delaying bankruptcy is two years and six months in prison. And the three-time Wimbledon winner seems to want to accept that. He has no intention of "appealing in any form," Becker said.
There is no doubt about that: Boris Becker will irrevocably disappear behind Swedish curtains for a long time. In his trial for delaying bankruptcy, the 54-year-old was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. It is said that he has to serve at least half of his sentence in prison. One chance to avert this would have been to appeal the verdict. But that option is apparently off the table.
Becker's lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser now exclusively told RTL: "The current status is that our client has decided not to appeal the verdict." The lawyer added: "This means that the judgment is final."
Becker himself also had a press release distributed. It said: "I want to make it clear that I accept the jury's verdicts and the sentence imposed on me and therefore have no intention of appealing in any form. I will serve my sentence in accordance with the court's decisions."
The possibility of an appeal would have existed in principle. But the chances of success might not have been all that great. In order to contest the judgment, the court would have had to be shown errors in its judgment, for example.
Becker was convicted at the end of April and imprisoned immediately afterwards in London's Wandsworth prison. However, he only had to spend a short time in the detention center with a dubious reputation. A week ago it was announced that Becker had been transferred to Huntercombe Prison outside London. Prison conditions are said to be a lot more tolerable here than in Wandsworth.