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Five things to know about the Ecclestone trial

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to ten years if he is convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone's career running F1, which he turned into a billion dollar business. Here are five things to know about the trial: ------ THE CHARGES: Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust 'in an especially grave case' over a $44 million payment to a German banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, that prosecutors allege was meant to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer of Ecclestone's liking. Gribkowsky has already been found guilty of corruption,...
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