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Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Germany today

Bernie Ecclestone has arrived in Germany for the beginning of his second trial concerning a multi-million dollar bribe paid to influence the sale of Formula 1 back in 2006. The 83-year-old has been embroiled in a case after German media group Constantin Medien AG, a former shareholder in the sport, claimed that it lost out on a sizeable sum of money when the sport was sold to CVC. German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky – who has already been sentenced to eight years in prison – was bribed by Ecclestone reportedly in order to ensure the sale of the sport to CVC. Ecclestone has admitted that he did pay Gribkowsky $44m, but denies that he has done anything wrong in the case. Having won a case...
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