Becker accused of failing to hand over Wimbledon trophies

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LONDON: German Tennis legend Boris Becker has been accused of failing to hand over trophies -- including the 1985 Wimbledon men's cup that catapulted him to sporting stardom -- so they could be sold to settle his debts.

 He pleaded not guilty to all counts when he appeared in a London court on Thursday for a 45-minute hearing. Becker, wearing a dark-grey suit, blue tie and a black face mask, spoke to confirm his name, to enter his pleas, and that he understood a warrant would be issued for his arrest if he absconded on bail. He was told his trial would be listed to take place in September 2021.

 The 52-year-old German, who was declared bankrupt in June 2017, is accused of not complying with obligations to disclose information. Trophies listed on a new 28-count indictment include his maiden Wimbledon trophy, his 1989 silverware from the same tournament, and his Australian Open trophies in 1991 and 1996.

 

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