The former tennis star behind bars
Becker’s first call from prison is …
Former tennis star Boris Becker has been in prison in London for nearly a week. Little is known about his early days. According to a media report, however, he would have had the opportunity for an initial phone 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 housed in Wandsworth Prison, known for its poor condition. Little is known about his early days behind bars. However, Becker is said to have had the opportunity to call the outside world twice, as reported by the newspaper “Bild”. But who called first?
According to the report, Becker’s first phone call was to his current partner, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro. He is said to have received a calling card with a limited balance when he arrived in prison. The phone call with the 33-year-old would have lasted about ten minutes, as the newspaper claims. Becker is said to have called his mother Elvira Becker on Sunday. Due to her advanced age, she is said to be worried about never seeing her son again, she says the report, referring to the 86-year-old’s background.
Meanwhile, Becker is also said to have had visitors: according to another article in the newspaper “Bild”, his girlfriend Lilian visited him for the first time almost a week after entering prison. He is said to have initially made a mistake at the entrance, according to the report. A court clerk 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 relocated from Wandsworth to a lower security facility in the near future. After the first part of his detention, he might as well have been paroled, the judge decided.
After his detention, Becker is theoretically threatened with deportation to Germany, as reported by the British newspaper “Guardian” referring to the Ministry of the Interior. “Any foreigner who has been sentenced to imprisonment for a crime will be deported as soon as possible,” a spokesman for the ministry told the newspaper. However, Becker could challenge the expulsion in court. Becker has lived in his foster home in London for about ten years, but he is not a British citizen.