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Another witness backs Ecclestone's bribery defence

Bernie Ecclestone's run of good form in court continued on Wednesday. Already this week, as the F1 supremo's trial resumed in Munich, the testimony of a former BayernLB official seemed to indicate weaknesses in the prosecution's claim that he bribed Gerhard Gribkowsky. On Wednesday, the good news continued for the 83-year-old. On the stand was Frederique Flournoy, a Swiss lawyer and director of Ecclestone's family trust Bambino. Ecclestone has argued that he paid the $44 million to Gribkowsky only because the jailed former banker was threatening him over his personal tax affairs. "Gribkowsky could have gone to the (tax authorities) which would have prompted them to rebound the...
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