Former tennis star behind bars
Becker’s first call from prison is…
05/05/2022, 9:39 p.m.
Former tennis star Boris Becker has been in prison in London for almost a week. Little is known about his early life. According to a press article, however, he would have had the opportunity for a first telephone call shortly after his arrival. Who was at the top of the list?
German tennis idol Boris Becker has been in prison since last Friday. The 54-year-old was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in London. He is incarcerated in Wandsworth prison, known for its poor condition. Little is known about his first days behind bars. However, Becker reportedly had the opportunity to call the outside world twice, as the “Bild” newspaper reports. But who did he call first?
According to the report, Becker’s first call was to his current partner, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro. He reportedly received a phone card with a limited balance when he arrived in prison. The phone call with the 33-year-old man reportedly lasted about ten minutes, as the newspaper claims to have learned. Becker reportedly called his mother Elvira Becker on Sunday. Due to his advanced age, she fears she will never see her son again, the report said, referring to the 86-year-old’s surroundings.
In the meantime, Becker also had visitors: according to another article in the newspaper “Bild”, his girlfriend Lilian visited him for the first time almost a week after he entered prison. She allegedly made a mistake in the entry first, according to the report. A justice employee then pointed her in the right direction.
After his imprisonment, Becker faces deportation
Becker was convicted because, according to the court, he hid assets in his bankruptcy proceedings. However, he may be transferred from Wandsworth to a lower security facility in the near future. After the first part of his detention, he could also be released on parole, the judge had decided.
After his imprisonment, Becker is theoretically threatened with deportation to Germany, as reported by the British newspaper “Guardian” with reference to the Ministry of the Interior. “Any foreigner who has been sentenced to imprisonment for a crime will be expelled as soon as possible,” a ministry spokesman told the newspaper. However, Becker could challenge the expulsion in court. Becker has lived in his adopted home in London for about ten years, but does not have British nationality.