Alumnus Georg Jochum supports Decision in Ecclestone Trial

On August 5, a Munich court and prosecutors agreed to drop the charges against Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. To put an end to his bribery trial he has to pay a 100 million Dollar fine and thus will not have to go to jail. Ecclestone's lawyer denied that the payment was a circumvention of justice and assured that it is common for settlements to be made in cases such as these. “It is not a deal. It has nothing to do with purchasing freedom”, he insisted. Zukunftskolleg Alumnus Georg Jochum who holds the Chair for Public Law, Tax Law and European Law at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, agrees. In the local newspaper Südkurier he states: “Von einem Freikaufen kann nicht die Rede sein.” Read more here:;art1015328,7154043