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Ecclestone admits poor image amid bribery affair

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair. Next week in Munich, his trial on bribery charges is set to begin, and it has already emerged that prosecutors do not believe his defence - that he was blackmailed by Gribkowsky over his tax affairs - is plausible. F1 chief executive Ecclestone, however - who faces up to ten years in jail if convicted - insists that the already-jailed Gribkowsky 'shook me down'. "I think he (Gribkowsky) knew what he wanted in life, and it wasn't working for the bank," the 83-year-old Briton told German television ARD. "He wanted to do something more...
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