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Boris Becker not appealing jail sentence

Tennis great Boris Becker will be going to jail after deciding he will not appeal a sentence of 6 months for hiding money during a bankruptcy claim.

Boris hid almost $3,000,000 while claiming he had nothing in order to wipe his debts clean.

In his first statement since sentencing, the six-time Grand Slam champion, 54, told the Mail: “I wish to make it clear that I accept the verdicts of the jury, I accept the sentence imposed upon me and that is why I have no intention of seeking any form of appeal.

“I will serve my sentence in accordance with the court’s decisions.”

The dad-of-four is a three-time Wimbledon winner and was convicted of flouting insolvency rules by concealing millions in cash, shares and property after being declared bankrupt in 2017.

Judge Deborah Taylor said: “The obligation was on you to disclose these assets but you did not. I take into account your fall from grace. You’ve lost your career, reputation and all your properties.

“However, you have shown no remorse. While I accept the humiliation you may have felt as a result of these proceedings, there has been no humility.”

To claw back some money, Becker is said to be planning a tell-all memoir on his spectacular fall from grace.