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Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him. The 83-year-old went on trial in Munich in April, charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust. He is accused of paying a German banker 33 million euros to ensure a company he favoured could buy a stake in F1. If found guilty, the F1 boss could face a 10-year jail term and the end of his decades-long dominance of motor racing. The court said talks between Mr Ecclestone's defence team and the prosecutors are ongoing On Tuesday, Mr Ecclestone's defence team called for proceedings to be stopped because of a lack of evidence and said the...
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