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Ecclestone set for settlement in bribery trial

Prosecutors have revealed they would accept an offer of £60 million from F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to end his bribery trial, with an agreement expected later today. Last week it was reported that Ecclestone was prepared to pay German bank BayernLB £20 million to settle the case early. The 83-year-old has been on trial in Munich since April charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust. He is accused of paying German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky $44m (£26m) to help ensure a stake in F1 was sold to a company he favoured in 2006. Gribkowsky was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison in 2012 for accepting bribes, and Ecclestone himself could face a lengthy jail term if found...
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