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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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05/16/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: ESPN, Green Bay Packers, NCAA, NFL, Oakland Raiders, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: Miami Marlins, People and Pop Culture

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Utah Jazz

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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