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Ecclestone defence seeks deal to end bribery trial

Prosecutors and lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone are in talks about a possible deal to end the Formula One boss's bribery trial in Germany. The 83-year-old Ecclestone went on trial in Munich in April, charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust. The charges involve a $44 million payment to banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, who is serving an 8 1/2-year sentence for taking the money. Ecclestone denies wrongdoing and says Gribkowsky blackmailed him. His defence team called on Tuesday for proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proceedings were a strain for their client. He has been running F1 while attending court...
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