Boris Baker is in danger of being banned from Britain. The former German champion, winner of six Grand Slams, was sentenced on 29 April by Southwark judge Deborah Taylor to 30 months in prison for fraud, but her troubles do not end there.
Baker would, in fact, now also be in danger of being deported from Britain. This provision stems from comments by the British Home Office on the subject, which, without even mentioning Boris Baker’s name, made it clear that: “any foreign national convicted of a crime and sentenced to imprisonment shall be deported”. will be considered for. as soon as possible”
The risk is still rising for the former Lehman champion as immigration laws for EU citizens have tightened and alleged crimes against Baker have increased following the entry into force of Brexit on December 31, 2020. The trial continued after that date, a version immigration lawyer Colin Yeo also confirmed to The Guardian.
For his part, however, the three-time Wimbledon winner can appeal the eviction order and walk away with an outlay of around £30,000 in legal costs.
Baker sentenced to two and a half years: Reconstruction
The trial of Boris Becker began on March 21.
A trial that definitively sentenced him to two and a half years in prison.
Baker actually faced up to seven years in prison, but eventually a Southwark judge decided to sentence German to 30 months in prison. The former world No. 1 will serve half his sentence in prison and the rest of his period of detention under a day’s parole regime.
At the sentencing, Judge Deborah Taylor said: “It is remarkable that she did not admit to guilt and did not show any remorse. There was a complete lack of humility on her part.”
Baker, who has always pleaded acquittal, had shared his reaction to the allegations on his Twitter account for a few years: “Innocent until proven guilty!
I deny the charges against me and will defend myself by all legal means. I believe in the British legal system and its agents. My team of lawyers will prove my innocence.”
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