Updated: Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:25 | By Agence France-Presse

German court accepts $100-mn Ecclestone offer to settle bribery case

A German court ruled Tuesday that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone may pay a $100-million settlement to end his trial on bribery charges.


German court accepts $100-mn Ecclestone offer to settle bribery case

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone (right) stands next to his lawyer Sven Thomas at the courthouse in Munich, southern Germany, on August 5, 2014 - by PETER KNEFFEL

"The proceedings will be temporarily suspended with the agreement of the prosecution and the accused," pending payment of the $100-million settlement, presiding judge Peter Noll said.

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