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Ecclestone: 'I was a bit of an idiot to settle case'

Bernie Ecclestone says he was a "bit of an idiot" in agreeing to a $100 million (£59m) payment to settle his bribery court case. The 83-year-old will walk free from the two-year case, but will neither be declared guilty or innocent as he chose to settle the case. However he says the decision to settle isn't an admittance of guilt as the judge hinted he would be acquitted, instead it was a way of ending the trial, stress and aggravation quickly. "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," he told the Press Association. "So I was a bit of an idiot to do...
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