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Old 08-06-2014, 10:14 AM
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Bernie Ecclestone trial dropped by German court after 60m payment is accepted - People - News - The Independent

Reportedly, the McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari groups were hoping that Bernie's tenure as F1 head would end.

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Old 08-06-2014, 10:18 AM
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So he paid 100million dollars to avoid going to jail for bribery... What am I missing here.
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In Germany, you can pay your way out of criminal charges. In the US, only corporations can do that.
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I'd love to meet Ecclestone for a drink in Monaco at the Grand Prix or something, he seems proper freaking insane. He's probably infinitely entertaining.
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what i find especially ironic, is the guy he bribed is serving 8 years in jail for taking the bribe. here he is bribing the court to forget about it when guilt has already been establised on one end. interesting legal system loophole.
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what i find especially ironic, is the guy he bribed is serving 8 years in jail for taking the bribe. here he is bribing the court to forget about it when guilt has already been establised on one end. interesting legal system loophole.
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Its sort of a victim-less crime and the government now has like 70 million euros to misappropriate. Win for Bernie, win for Germany, big lose for the guy who took the bribe.

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