Boris Becker, the former German tennis champion, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a London court on Friday for concealing hundreds of millions of pounds in assets after being declared bankrupt.

Becker was convicted earlier this month of four counts under the Insolvency Act of the United Kingdom, including failing to report, hiding, and taking significant assets during a bankruptcy hearing.

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After his 2017 bankruptcy, the 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of transferring money to his ex-wife Barbara and estranged wife Sharlely.

“It is notable you have not shown remorse or acceptance of your guilt,” Deborah Taylor, the judge at London’s Southwark Crown Court, told him as she sentenced him to two years and six months in prison. “There has been no humility.”

She stated that Becker would serve half of his sentence in prison and the other half on probation. Becker, who was in court with his partner Lillian and son Noah, looked straight ahead as the punishment was read.

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The tribunal heard about Becker’s career and how the former world number one, who won the Wimbledon tournament three times, lost his riches after retiring.

The jury heard how he claimed not to know where some of his trophies were, how he got a high-interest loan from one of Britain’s wealthiest businesspeople, and how he attempted to avoid bankruptcy by claiming diplomatic protection from the Central African Republic.

Becker “was selective in the declaration of his assets. When it suited him he made full disclosure, when it didn’t, he didn’t,” explained prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley, who had urged the judge to impose a prison term.

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She accused Becker of “playing the system with bad faith” by concealing and shifting assets, denying creditors more than 2 million pounds ($2.51 million) in assets that had not yet been paid back.

The former tennis champion was declared bankrupt in connection with a debt owed to private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co, and he was required to disclose full asset disclosure under the rules of the bankruptcy judgement.

He was found guilty of failing to report a house in Germany, as well as concealing an 825,000 euro ($870,127.50) bank loan and shares in a Canadian technological firm.

He had disputed all claims, claiming that he had participated with the bankruptcy proceedings – even putting up his wedding ring – and depended on his counsellors.

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“His reputation, an essential part of the brand, which gives him work, is in tatters,” according to Becker’s lawyer, Jonathan Laidlaw. “His fall is not simply a fall from grace, and amounts to the most public of humiliations.”

Becker was acquitted on 20 other counts, including claims that he failed to turn over other valuables, including two Wimbledon trophies and an Olympic gold medal, during his trial.

In 2002, he was convicted of tax evasion in Germany and handed a suspended prison term.