Not sure if leng jai will survive this news.The parents of Tommy Haas (ATP-17) have been convicted to nine months of probation because of fraud. Brigitte and Peter Haas illegitimately appealed for unemployment welfare while they lived in the Southern German town of Bad Aibling between November 2011 and October 2012.
In total the parents of Haas embezzled a little less than €15000, according to Bild.de. Judge Isabella Hubert had harsh words for the couple.
'Most people who get convicted for fraud in this courthouse are barely making ends meet with their frugal income. You both get €3000 a month, pay no rent and still found it necessary to dupe the government and the German taxpayer.'
The tennis parents, whose son Tommy earned thirteen million dollars throughout his career excluding sponsor revenue, will both get a criminal record because of the conviction. They also have to pay back their illegitimately received money to a charity.