Formula 1: Ecclestone to face Germany bribery charges


 

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Mr Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45m (£27.5m; 33m euros) bribe to a German banker who is serving a jail sentence for receiving the payment.

Prosecutors allege that the payment was to ensure that F1 was sold to a private equity group of Mr Ecclestone’s choice.

He admits paying Gerhard Gribkowsky, but denies bribery, saying he was effectively the victim of blackmail.

Mr Ecclestone has been defending himself in a separate £90m ($147m) civil claim in London’s High Court.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25756973

 

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