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Ecclestone bribery trial ends with $100-mn payment

MUNICH, Germany, Aug 05, 2014 (AFP) - A German court ruled Tuesday that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone can make a controversial $100-million payment to end his trial on bribery charges. In a move that will likely see him stay at the helm of the lucrative sport, the 83-year-old Briton struck an accord with prosecutors on the record payment which then got the Munich tribunal's blessing. "The proceedings will be temporarily suspended with the agreement of the prosecution and the accused," pending payment within one week, presiding judge Peter Noll said. The $100-million (75-million-euro) accord is believed to be the largest of its kind in...
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