Boris Beckers (54) Hardest day: Today, a court in London decides whether he should go to jail for delaying bankruptcy. One thing is clear: He is already known guilty of four out of 24 charges. Now it’s about the punishment. The announcement is expected at noon.
Should Judge Deborah Taylor actually sentence the tennis legend to prison, Becker could be jailed in Wandsworth, known for the harshness of his guards.
Many people have already become acquainted with the unpleasant abode: Wikileaks founder Julian Assage, rock star Pete Doherty, British journalist and ex-energy minister Chris Huhne and 70s music star Gary Glitter, who was convicted of child abuse in 2015.
But other celebrities from the sports world have also had to go behind bars:
► Uli Hoeneß
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Ulrich “Uli” Hoeneß, today honorary president of, among others, FC Bayern Munich, resigned in 2013Photo: Getty Images
A big name in German football, whether it is as a player, manager or president of FC Bayern Munich. But in 2014, Uli Hoeneß was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for tax evasion of 28.5 million euros. From June 2014 to February 2016, Hoeneß was actually in jail, the rest of the sentence was suspended.
► Felix Storm
Felix Sturm has been one of the most famous boxers in Germany in recent years. He was also charged with tax evasion. In a first verdict in 2020, the successful athlete was sentenced to three years in prison, which was later reduced to two years and four months.
► Graciano Rocchigiani
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Graciano Rocchigiani on 27 May 1996 in Dortmund in his first World Cup match against Henry MaskePhoto: picture alliance / dpa