Boris Becker, one of the strongest former German tennis players ever, was released from the English prison he had been in since April to serve a two-and-a-half-year sentence for fraudulent bankruptcy. The British Home Office has announced that he will be extradited to Germany as soon as possible, and British newspapers write that he could return to his country within the next few hours. Once back in Germany he will have to serve the rest of his sentence on probation.
Becker has lived in the UK since 2012 and last April a British court found him guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds to other accounts, including those of some family members, after the bankruptcy of his main company. He was also convicted of failing to declare real estate in Germany and of hiding a loan of 825,000 euros and possession of shares. Becker had denied the allegations, saying he acted on the advice of experts.