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Ecclestone illness causes bribery trial postponement

Bernie Ecclestone in court The brakes were put on to Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone's corruption trial on Tuesday. Ecclestone is appearing once or twice per week in Munich for the court proceedings, in which he is charged with bribing the jailed banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. But as the trial resumed on Tuesday, the 83-year-old Briton's lawyers asked the judge for an adjournment, as Ecclestone is suffering from a bad cold. German publications like Bild and Handelsblatt – adding that Ecclestone's voice was also hoarse – published photos of the unwell-looking Formula 1 supremo repeatedly coughing in court. After two hours, the judge agreed to the adjournment until...
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