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German prosecutors delay Ecclestone trial
Friday 20th September 2013, 22:19 by TF1T Staff
German prosecutors have chosen to delay the decision as to whether or not Bernie Ecclestone will face a trial for suspected bribery charges.
The 82-year-old was set to stand trial in just a few weeks, but his lawyers have asked for additional time to present evidence and the Munich prosecutors have agreed.
A decision won't be made until next year now, giving Ecclestone time to focus on a civil case brought against him by Constantin Medien who alledge they lost out on millions when Formula 1 was sold to its current owner CVC Capital Partners.
The German media group are claiming damages of £106 million ($171m) as they believe F1 was undervalued when it was sold in 2005.
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