Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law reportedly kidnapped in Brazil

Matt Bonesteel – The Washington Post, 07/26/2016

The mother-in-law of Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was kidnapped Friday in Sao Paolo and is being held for a $36.5 million ransom, according to a report in the Brazilian news magazine Veja.

Ecclestone, 85, has been married to Fabiana Flosi, a 38-year-old attorney from Brazil who formerly was a marketing director for Formula One, since 2012. Aparecida Schunck, Flosi’s mother, reportedly was abducted Friday evening near her home in the Sao Paolo neighborhood of Interlagos, and her captors have requested that the ransom payments be made in pounds sterling and split into four bags. According to Veja, it’s the biggest ransom demand in the history of Brazil, which has had problems with kidnappings in the past.

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