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Topic - Silvio Berlusconi
Disgraced former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been accused by the Italian court hearing his underage prostitution charges of paying off witnesses who wanted to testify about his so-called “bunga bunga” parties
Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister of Italy, has been accused in court documents of being the ring leader of "bunga bunga" sex parties held at his villa — the man behind the order for young women to perform pole dances and strip teases in front of select invited.
Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister of Italy, raged against the nation's court system on Thursday, after supreme court judges ruled he was guilty of tax fraud and sentenced him to four years in jail.
The "bunga bunga" parties are over, but former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was sentenced last week to seven years in prison for having sexual relations several times with an underage prostitute, is not about to go quietly into the bad night.
Silvio Berlusconi's private disco featured not only aspiring show girls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but also dressed as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor whom the billionaire media mogul has accused of persecuting him, according to the first public sworn testimony by the Moroccan woman at the center of the scandal.
Prosecutors are seeking a six-year jail sentence for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges he paid for sex with a 17-year-old dancer in 2010.
The Moroccan woman at the center of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's sex-for-hire trial accused investigators Thursday of waging psychological warfare against her but admitted that she had lied in the past to hide her poverty-stricken origins.
Italy's crucial elections appeared to be heading toward gridlock, initial results showed Monday, with the center-left forces of Pier Luigi Bersani moving ahead in the lower house of parliament and the camp of former premier Silvio Berlusconi gaining the upper hand in the equally powerful Senate.
Will Italy stay the course with painful economic reform? Or fall back into the old habit of profligacy and inertia? These are the stakes as Italians vote in a watershed parliamentary election Sunday and Monday that could shape the future of one of Europe's biggest economies.
Italian judges have delayed the sex trial of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi until after elections because he has too many campaign commitments, they ruled.
Silvio Berlusconi's brother, vice president of AC Milan, the team owned by the media mogul, has sparked criticism by using a racist term to refer to the team's new star acquisition, Mario Balotelli, an Italian of African descent.
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe on Sunday held Holocaust remembrances.
A Milan court on Monday rejected a bid by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi to halt his sex-for-hire trial because of Italy's general election campaign, a ruling that means a verdict could come before the February vote.
Caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti said Sunday he won't run in February elections, but if political parties that back his anti-crisis agenda ask him to head the next government, he would consider the offer.
talian caretaker Premier Mario Monti said Sunday he won't run in February elections, but if political parties that back his anti-crisis agenda ask him to head the next government, he would consider the offer.
then-Premier Silvio Berlusconi had promised that Italy would balance its budget by 2013.
But Berlusconi told reporters Saturday that the reports "were all invention."