Boris Becker 'will be deported to Germany on luxury private jet'
Boris Becker will be deported to Germany on a luxury private jet, according to reports.
The three-time Wimbledon champion was jailed for two and a half years in April. He hid assets and loans amounting to £2.5 million from creditors after being declared bankrupt in 2017 over an unpaid £3 million loan.
Less than eight months into his sentence, Becker, 54, is now being deported to Germany and is not expected to serve the remainder of his jail term.
He is set to be released from HMP Huntercombe, in Oxfordshire, where foreign nationals are detained, later this week.
Becker qualified for the Home Office’s “early removal scheme” (ERS), which allows foreign national offenders who are subject to deportation to be removed from prison and the UK up to a year before their sentence is due to end.
Now, it has been claimed that the tennis star has been signed by a Munich-based TV station for an interview about his fall from grace.
A source told MailOnline: “Boris is still one of Germany’s most famous sportsmen and his first interview is much prized.
“There will be a great amount of interest in his release and the private jet ensures that he is not seen by other media.
“The TV company will be paying for the jet and is part of their agreement for the interview.”
Under the fast-track ERS scheme, all foreign national offenders serving a fixed sentence and liable for removal are considered for the scheme. Last year, the Home Office removed 1,136 foreign national offenders under it.
Becker, who won six Grand Slam singles titles, has lived in Britain since 2012 but will be deported because he does not have British citizenship.
He was found guilty of four offences under the Insolvency Act following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, a verdict that left him humiliated, broke and with little prospect of future work, according to his lawyer.