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Ecclestone's blackmail claims questioned

Prosecutors cast doubt over Bernie Ecclestone's claims that he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky as the F1 supremo returned to court. Ecclestone was back in the dock in Munich on Friday, charged with bribing Gribkowsky during the sale of Formula 1 from BayernLB to private equity firm CVC eight years ago. The 83-year-old is alleged to have paid the former German banker $44 million to ensure that CVC secured the stake as they were committed to keeping him as chief executive. Ecclestone has denied the charges, insisting that Gribkowsky had blackmailed him. The F1 supremo claims that German threatened to make false allegations about his tax affairs, which would jeopardise his fortune....
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