Prosecutors undecided over Ecclestone bribery charge
19 November, 2012
The German news magazine Focus had claimed that the Munich public office had, after a long investigation, finally made the decision to pursue the Formula One chief executive officially.
Former F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, who accepted Ecclestone’s millions in alleged bribes, is already in jail.
Focus said that recent efforts to broker a ‘deal’ between Ecclestone and the prosecutors, whereby the 82-year-old Briton is charged but given only a suspended sentence if he pays back the millions, had failed.
But chief prosecutor Thomas Steinkraus-Koch would not confirm the ‘deal’ talks, and he further told DPA news agency that a decision about whether Ecclestone will be charged is still to be taken.
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