zondag 29 januari 2017

Silvio Berlusconi faces new trial over witness bribery claims - BBC News

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The Forza Italia leader is charged with bribing witnesses in “bunga-bunga” sex allegations trial.Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces another trial, after being charged with bribing witnesses to silence them over accusations he paid for sex with young women.In 2013, Mr Berlusconi was convicted of sex with an underage prostitute in what became known as the “bunga bunga” case.He was cleared in 2015, after an appeal, but prosecutors claim witnesses were bought off.Mr Berlusconi, 80, denies the charges. His trial starts on 5 April.The four-time prime minister remains the leader of the centre-right Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party.

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