PRISON Boris Becker is confident of being released before Christmas by being repatriated to serve his sentence in Germany.
The ex-tennis champion, who has been given 30 months for hiding £2.5million in assets following bankruptcy, could face jail in his home country.
He believes he would be licensed much sooner in Germany, which has a softer penal system than Britain.
The 54-year-old Becker should be deported after his prison sentence according to the rules of the Ministry of the Interior for prisoners longer than one year.
He spent 15 months behind bars here before he got halfway out.
But under the government’s Early Removal Scheme, he could be sent to Germany in November after seven and a half months.
And a source said: “He is very confident that he will be back in Germany well before Christmas.
“He thinks he would be licensed there by Christmas as they have a much more lenient justice system.”
We can also reveal that Becker is teaching foreign prisoners English – having needed a translator at his own trial last month despite being a BBC commentator.
It is understood he was transferred to a more comfortable wing in the tough Wandsworth Prison in London.
If he were deported from the UK, he could return to his television work here – but only if the deportation order was revoked.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5335634/boris-becker-prison-release-christmas/ Boris Becker is “confident” he will be released from prison before Christmas to serve out the remainder of his sentence in Germany