Bernie Ecclestone Under fire Bernie Ecclestone on Friday rubbished reports he is preparing to plead guilty in order to avoid jail.
As the Formula 1 chief executive's Munich trial began on Thursday, London's Times newspaper reported that Ecclestone, 83, might reach a plea deal and exchange a custodial sentence for a massive $400 million-plus penalty.
'No, that's total nonsense, rubbish,' the 83-year-old told Germany's Bild newspaper, having returned to London from Germany.
'I do not want to buy my freedom. Why would I want a deal? I will tell the court the truth about everything that happened, and then it will be up to them to judge,' added Ecclestone.
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