F1's Ecclestone to face $50M bribery charges?
The would-be charges center around the deal that led CVC Capital Partners to own F1. The courts say that Gerhard Gribkowsky, who worked with CVC Capital Partners, deposited $50 million into an Austrian account in order to avoid paying taxes on the funds. Prosecutors are currently trying to tie Eccelstone, who is currently employed by CVC as the head of F1, to that money.
Not surprisingly, Eccelstone is denying the accusations, saying that he's done everything in his power to work with investigators on the matter, but that as far as he knows, there are no problems. Gribkowsky, meanwhile, is currently being held in jail on charges of tax evasion, corruption and fraud.
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