Becker's trial spotlights tax exiles

tax       2002-10-22 
Boris Becker's trial for tax evasion, which begins in a Munich state court on Wednesday, could end with the fallen German tennis hero and three-time Wimbledon champion heading for jail.
The dispute over $5 million in German tax payments that state prosecutors say Becker failed to pay during his career by listing a bogus foreign address has put the spotlight on loopholes in the country's tax system and on its tenacious tax collectors.