F1 boss Ecclestone charged in bribery case

Associated Press
F1 boss Ecclestone charged in bribery case

In this picture taken July 5, 2013 British Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone walks through the paddock of Nuerburgring, Nuerburg, Germany, Ecclestone says he has been indicted by German prosecutors for alleged bribery. Ecclestone has been under investigation since a German banker was convicted of taking an illegal payment from him worth $44 million in connection with the sale of a stake in F1. Ecclestone told the Munich state court he felt pressured into paying the cash in 2006 because he was worried that Gerhard Gribkowsky would report him to British tax authorities. Ecclestone tells The Associated Press on Wednesday July 17, 2013 that his lawyers "have accepted an indictment. It means they have to reply to the indictment which they are strenuously doing." Ecclestone confirms that the prosecutors are "alleging I bribed someone" but says he did "nothing illegal."(AP Photo/dpa, Peter Steffen)

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