They've been stalking him for a long time now. A lot of smoke was blown over the Gribkowsky affair, but the Germans finally won a conviction against him. Given the prosecutor's success in the earlier case, things don't look good for Bernie.
Given his nature and his roots as a used car salesman, I have no doubt that it was a bribe. He's in a lot of trouble.
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
-- Bertrand Russell
To make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
-- Carl Sagan