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Bernie Ecclestone Bribery Trial: Date, Venue, Details and Comment

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone will appear in a Munich court on Thursday for the start of his trial on bribery charges, for which he could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty.  The 83-year-old has been in charge of F1 in one way or another since 1974 and the outcome of the trial could have a huge impact on the future of the sport. The motor racing mogul stands accused of giving a bribe worth $45 million (£27.5 million)—per BBC News—to a German banker to facilitate the sale of a stake in the F1 business to his favoured buyer. The allegations claim Ecclestone bribed Gerhard Gribkowsky, a former executive at German bank BayernLB, who was in charge of selling the company's stake in F1. It ...

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