F1 » Ecclestone facing tax investigation

Bernie Ecclestone is facing an HMRC investigation in addition to facing Gerhard Gribkowsy in court over bribery charges.

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tiksop - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 1:39 PM

Once you have done risky things and got away with it, the less risky it feels next time. It could even be accepted as the norm and doesn't feel risky any more. BUT when you are found out the enormity of the risks being taken soon becomes very apparent. The Patsy has gone, who will be in the frame next?
Watch this space the BOGEY men are coming, and no doubt he will get very little sympathy/support from the fans he has so obviously disregarded recently.

Frank Wank - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 2:38 PM

"I don't know anything about this"

"I never received a payoff from anyone"

"I never paid any money to anyone"

"I had nothing to do with the valuation of FOM when it was sold, they got a great deal"

" I was mugged by some thugs who stole my watch"

Yeah right Bernie


JOHN - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 3:16 PM

A little bit of a surprise as the top (and filthy) rich are well looked after (legally) by top accountants and top lawyers. However Bernie's affairs are anything but just. It will be nonetheless very interesting to see how this plays out its course. Whether Bernie goes under or not matter not one iota to F1 which stopped being a 'sport' long ago. I am sure with all the power he has at his disposal he will do well.....it goes without saying that he must pay the correct amount of tax required by law, if he has not I hope HMRC come down on him like a ton of bricks. But that sadly goes for all the other top rich, then and only then can the government have more money - and reduce its national dept...........................

Mr know it All - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 4:56 PM

The chances of Bernie having Billions of pounds tied up in an offshore trust and having a (legally binding ) hands off approach to that trust is zero, absolutely Zero, he simply loves money way too much to entrust it all to 3rd party trustees and not have a say in it

autoglam - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 5:29 PM

The man is a dodgey hobbit. He really does not care who he screws over, why would screwing over HMRC be any different?

Its like a big dose of karma, he took F1 from us britts now fingers crossed us britts will take all his cash. Goooooooooooo karma.

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