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Gribkowsky asked BayernLB boss for millions

Bernie Ecclestone was not the only man Gerhard Gribkowsky turned to as he sought to make his millions. That is the claim that emerged in a Munich court on Wednesday, as embattled F1 chief executive Ecclestone's defence to bribery charges appeared to get another boost. The latest witness to testify was Werner Schmidt, the former CEO of BayernLB, for whom Gribkowsky managed the public bank's shares in formula one. Ecclestone, who argues instead that he was blackmailed, is accused of bribing the already-jailed Gribkowsky to the tune of $44 million to influence the sale of the shares to CVC. But Kleine Zeitung newspaper reported that, in court on Wednesday, Schmidt told of how Gribkowsky had...
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