Updated March 15, Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into a suspected attempt to falsify the birth records of the teenager at the centre of the underage sex scandal engulfing prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Judicial sources said the investigation had been opened against unknown individuals who were alleged to have tried to bribe a Moroccan official to change the birth records of Karima El Mahroug, better known under her stage name Ruby.
A Milan judge yesterday ordered the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, to stand trial in April on charges of paying for sex with an underage Moroccan girl and abusing his office to cover up their relationship. The indictment takes Mr Berlusconi's long-running battle with the Italian justice system into dark new territory, with the investigating justice, Cristina Di Censo, declaring a fast-track trial was permissible because there was "clear evidence of abuse of office and sex with a minor". Usually in such cases lengthy committal proceedings would take place first.
These are external links and will open in a new window. A second year-old girl has been named as taking part in what prosecutors allege were sex parties held by the Italian prime minister. The girl, named as Iris Berardi, was known to police as a prostitute, Italian reports say, and attended one of the events days before turning
In this taken Monday, Jan. MILAN, Italy - Premier Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an under-age Moroccan teen 13 times at his villa near Milan, prosecutors said in a document filed Tuesday seeking indictments against three aides for allegedly soliciting prostitutes for the Italian leader. The seven-page document, obtained by The Associated Press, alleges that the sex-fueled parties started with dinner, progressed to erotic dancing involving the premier and culminated with Berlusconi's choice of a sex partner, or partners.
Italian premier Berlusconi insists his volume of sexual exploits is nowhere near as high as prosecutors claim. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of paying for sex with an underage girl during an investigation against three of his aides, accused of procuring prostitutes for the premier. The Italian prime minister faces four trials — with charges including fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
Berlusconi taped a video message — the second time in a few days — to defend himself from the probe by Milan prosecutors into his encounters with the teenager, nicknamed Ruby Rubacuori Ruby the Heart-Stealer. The year-old leader charged that the prosecutors used methods worthy of a Mafia criminal and said he would not respond to a summons by the prosecutors this weekend because he does not want to give credence to an investigation he called illegitimate and politically driven. Prosecutors allege Berlusconi paid for sex with the girl, then a minor, and used his office to cover it up.
Last month, her vote helped Berlusconi win a seat in the European Parliament, an improbable act of political resurrection and resilience for a grandfather just out of the hospital for bowel surgery. And she said she will continue to vote for him until either he or she is no longer around. Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, has been a force in Italy — a tornado of power, wealth, charm, wit, ego, dirty jokes, and swirling scandals of sex and money — since he was first elected in
MILAN -- Silvio Berlusconi and the Moroccan teenager at the center of an underage prostitution probe targeting the Italian premier both denied any sexual contact in separate comments Wednesday. Berlusconi taped a video message - the second time in a few days - to defend himself from the probe by Milan prosecutors into his encounters with the teenager, nicknamed Ruby Rubacuori Ruby the Heart-Stealer. The year-old leader charged that the prosecutors used methods worthy of a Mafia criminal and said he would not respond to a summons by the prosecutors this weekend because he does not want to give credence to an investigation he called illegitimate and politically driven.
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By Nick SquiresRome. The former prime minister, who is on trial for allegedly paying the nightclub dancer for sex during "bunga bunga" parties, knew that Ruby was under age, it was alleged. The claims were made in a television interview with the former agent of Noemi Letizia, the aspiring lingerie model. In the exclusive interview with La7 channel, her former agent, Francesco Chiesa Soprani, said Ruby — a Moroccan-born immigrant whose real name is Karima El Mahroug — admitted to him that she had gone to bed with the prime minister.