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German charity 'surprised' by $1m Ecclestone payment

Officials of a German children's charity were completely surprised when it emerged Bernie Ecclestone would pay them $1 million. The payment to the Deutsche Kinderhospizstiftung, a children's hospice foundation, is part of the F1 supremo's $100 million settlement reached with Munich prosecutors to end his high-profile corruption trial. SID news agency said the payment is the largest in the charity's history. "Three years ago, an individual donated 100,000 euros to us," board chief Margret Hartkopf told Tagesspiegel newspaper. She said the foundation was "totally surprised" when the court announced that Ecclestone's settlement would involve the 83-year-old paying $99...
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