German tennis legend Boris Becker has returned to Germany after serving eight months in prison in Britain, his lawyer said on Thursday.
The 55-year-old German, who has lived in Britain since 2012, was released on Thursday morning and returned to Germany shortly after.
Becker “has therefore served his sentence and is not subject to any criminal restrictions in Germany,” his lawyer, Christian-Oliver Moser, said in a statement. He did not provide further details on Becker’s whereabouts in Germany.
TENNIS LEGEND BORIS BECKER SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 2 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANKRUPTCY
The three-time Wimbledon champion was sentenced to 30 months in prison in April for illegally transferring large sums of money and hiding assets after being declared bankrupt. He normally would have had to serve half his sentence before he could be released, but he was released early under an accelerated deportation program for foreign nationals.
He had been convicted by Southwark Crown Court in London on four charges under the Insolvency Act, including removal of property, concealment of debts and two charges of failure to disclose property.
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Becker came to prominence in 1985 at the age of 17, when he became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon singles title.
The former world number one was declared bankrupt in June 2017.