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Entries in Bernie Ecclestone (10)

Monday
Dec292014

Part of Ecclestone German court payment saves children hospice centers

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone paid $100 million in August to end his trial in Germany on criminal bribery charges. Some of the money went to save two financially strapped hospice centers that support  terminally ill children and their families.

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Thursday
Aug072014

F1 supremo Ecclestone ends bribery trial with $100 million payment

Bernie Ecclestone, courtesy of SKY 1 via YouTubeFormula One chief Bernie Ecclestone avoided possible conviction on bribery charges after agreeing to pay $100 million in a Munich court Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Feb262014

F1 chief wins civil case, still faces criminal charges

The High Court in London dismissed a civil damages claim last week against Bernie Ecclestone, the former chief executive officer of Formula 1, arising from a sale of shares in the Formula 1 Group. He still faces criminal charges of bribery in a Munich court.

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Friday
Jan172014

Ecclestone steps down from F1 board, keeps day-to-day role

Facing bribery charges, Bernie Ecclestone, chief of Formula One racing, has stepped down from the board of the company that runs the sport, Delta Topco, until the case concludes.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

F1 chief Ecclestone gets boost in his bribery trial

Remember Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief who was charged with making a $44 million bribe in 2006?

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Wednesday
Nov062013

For F1 Supremo, what's the law behind extortion claim?

John Morton, of Morton's Fork fame, would have been intrigued by Bernie Ecclestone's explanation that it was not bribery but extortion that caused him to pay $44 million due to the banker blackmailing him through a threatened disclosure of his fiscal affairs to the British tax authorities.

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Wednesday
Jul172013

Ecclestone indicted on German bribe charge

Bernie Ecclestone, president and CEO of Formula 1 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Prosecutors in Munich have indicted Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for bribery.

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Thursday
May162013

Report: F1 supremo Ecclestone to face German bribery charges

Bernie"Ecclestone serves as president and CEO of Formula One (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will be charged soon in Germany for bribing a banker to gain access to his bank's F1 shares, a German newspaper has reported.

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Friday
Jan042013

Bribery case could dethrone F1's Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said this week a bribery case brewing in Germany could end his nearly 40-year reign over the world's premier motor sport.

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Monday
Nov212011

SFO Targets F1 Supremo Ecclestone

he U.K. Serious Fraud Office may investigate bribery allegations against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, according to reports from Reuters and others.

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