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Ecclestone Charged in German Formula One Bribery Probe

Bernie Ecclestone’s control of Formula One was scaled back yesterday after a German court said the auto-racing series chief executive must stand trial on bribery charges.

Ecclestone’s trial is planned for late April in Munich, a German court said. He was charged with bribery and inciting another person to commit breach of trust last year by prosecutors investigating the 2005 sale of the series by Bayerische Landesbank.