Boris Becker to be deported after being released from UK prison

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The former tennis star served less than eight months of his two-and-a-half-year prison sentence after he was convicted in a bankruptcy fraud case 

German tennis celebrity Boris Becker has been freed from prison, after he was sentenced in April this year. The details of his release were announced by the British government on Thursday, December 15, according to a report by Reuters. Becker now faces deportation back to his home in Germany and will no longer finish the rest of his prison sentence.  

The 54-year-old was sentenced to two and six months in prison, after being found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act. The report said, Becker was charged after, “the London court accused him of hiding hundreds of thousands of pounds in assets after he was declared bankrupt”.  

The former champion was set free under the policy by the British government, that considered immediate deportation of foreign nationals, who are convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence, the report said  

Becker has previously also received a suspended prison sentence, after he was convicted in Germany for tax evasion during 2002.

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