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Ecclestone 'a bit of an idiot' for settling

Getty Images Enlarge Bernie Ecclestone feels the $100 million (£59 million) payment he made to end his bribery trial in Munich could have been avoided as the judge had "more or less said" he was acquitted. Prosecutors accepted the payment on Tuesday morning, which under German law can settle some criminal cases if all parties, including the judge, agree. Ecclestone is happy to have the trial behind him but he admits the way it concluded is tinged with regret due to the strength of his defence. "In the end what has happened is good and bad - the good is the judge more or less said I was acquitted, and [the prosecution] really didn't have a case," Ecclestone told the...
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