German prosecutors won't try to further punish Boris Becker, who was given a fine and probation for tax evasion.
"We will not file an appeal," state attorney Matthias Musiol said Monday. Last week, he demanded Becker be given a 3 1/2-year jail sentence for avoiding $1.7 million in taxes in the early 1990s.
Instead, the three-time Wimbledon champion on Thursday was given two years' probation -- the maximum possible probationary term under German law -- and fined $500,000.
Becker will also have to pay the costs of the trial. He already has paid off $3 million in taxes owed, and said immediately after the ruling that he wouldn't appeal.
Witness: Ryder said director made her do it
The first witness in Winona Ryder's shoplifting trial testified the actress admitted trying to steal from a Saks Fifth Avenue store but insisted she was doing it to prepare for a movie role.
Security official Ken Evans testified Monday that he first met Ryder after she had been detained.
"She was seated and she immediately stood up and took my hand," said Evans, the asset protection manager at the Beverly Hills store. "She said, 'I'm sorry for what I did. My director directed me to shoplift for a role which I was preparing."'
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