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Bernie Ecclestone said to be facing bribery charges in Germany relating to the Gerhard Gribkowsky case according to reports

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Mr Know it All - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 2:46 PM

And I for one would hope one could pay a handsome sum to share his cell for a few weeks to pick the maestro's brain on how to make a few quid !! What a mentor to and the perfect environment for Mr E to give his cell mate his undivided attention .. mind you, his Mandarin Oriental Cell, ooops, suite wouldnt be standard now would it.
Now to stop dreaming, no way he will go down, with his money, at his age, he can stay out of prison for long enough to see his days out even if he is as guilty as sin, which Mr E would undoubtedly be. It's going to be a laugh watching Mr E in the dock with an army of lawyers, sheer theatre

Taz

May 15, 2013 5:09 PM

He's so thin he'll slip through the bars, they'd need to install some chicken wire.

Bernie is minted and money can get you off with pretty much anything......in some cases.

Texas Roadhouse

May 15, 2013 8:05 PM

I don't know whether or not he is guilty. But I can remember how F1 was back in the 60's - and the coverage given on UK Television - IF we were lucky and there wasn't a "major" sport on at the same time, (like rugby league or county cricket), we'd get the start and the first 5 - 10 laps. Then off to football or some other sport, returning for the final few laps. Practice? you must be joking!! So, for all his faults, I am grateful that he took hold of the sport and kicked it into shape - both on and off the track. And remember, too, that it was his initiative to bring Prof. Watkins in. We'll never know all the facts behind the Gribkowsky/CVC affair, so it's hard to judge guilt or not. Being a billionaire does not automatically make him guilty - just a target for people's envy.

CJD

May 15, 2013 9:29 PM

he will not attend the GP of Germany at the Nurburgring 2013 - thats my bet.

last time he only visited germany (court in munich) because they granted him safe conduct ...
they will not give him that again ...

greetings

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