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Germany: Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Munich00:43

Germany: Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Munich

Germany, Munich
April 24, 2014 at 23:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Munich

Crowds of spectators and journalists gathered outside a courthouse in Munich on Thursday, ahead of the trial of Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

Ecclestone is on trial for charges of allegedly having bribed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky with $44 million (€32 million) to ensure the sale of Formula One shares to private equity firm CVC.

If convicted, Ecclestone, 83, faces the possibility of 10 years in jail.

Germany: Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Munich00:43
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Germany: Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Munich

Crowds of spectators and journalists gathered outside a courthouse in Munich on Thursday, ahead of the trial of Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

Ecclestone is on trial for charges of allegedly having bribed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky with $44 million (€32 million) to ensure the sale of Formula One shares to private equity firm CVC.

If convicted, Ecclestone, 83, faces the possibility of 10 years in jail.