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Judge ends Ecclestone trial after $100m deal

Bernie Ecclestone walked out of court on Tuesday with the corruption scandal that threatened to end his F1 reign and leave him in jail effectively over. If he is able to get $100 million together within a week, all charges will be dropped. "Yes," 83-year-old Ecclestone told the judge when asked if he can meet the deadline. "Thank you very much, I will honor my commitments," he added. The financial settlement was agreed last Friday between the British billionaire, his lawyers and state prosecutors, and on Tuesday the judge in the bribery trial accepted it. "The proceedings will be temporarily suspended with the agreement of the prosecution and the accused,"...
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