Trial postponed – has he switched lawyers?
Shortly before the start of the trial against Boris Becker, the trial was postponed to 2022. The alleged reason: he exchanged lawyers.
From next Monday (September 13th) Boris Becker (53) should actually have to assert himself before a London criminal court. Now the criminal process has been postponed because of the delay in bankruptcy against the tennis legend. March 21, 2022 was set as the new date. The reason: As reported by “Bild”, Boris Becker is said to have exchanged his lawyers shortly before the start of the trial. The newspaper claims to have learned from a court spokesman for Southwark Crown Court in London that due to the “apparent” change of lawyer, the documents for a hearing were not ready. The reasons for the switch are not known.
Boris Becker is charged with delaying bankruptcy. He allegedly failed to cooperate adequately with the UK authorities and, among other things, failed to disclose some assets. He was declared bankrupt by a UK court in 2017. Becker defends himself against the allegations. If convicted, the choice-Londoner faces up to seven years imprisonment.