Italian Prime Minister goes back to court

Italian Prime Minister goes back to court
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 8:21am

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived at a courthouse in Milan monday, for the resumption of one of the four ongoing trials against him. The Premier, whose sex life has once again made headlines thanks to new transcripts of telephone wiretaps, entered in his motorcade through a side entrance.

In the case, Berlusconi is accused of bribing a British lawyer to lie in court in the 1990s to protect his business interests. The lawyer was convicted in 2009 of having taken a 600,000 dollar bribe, but the verdict was overturned when Italy's highest criminal court ruled the statute of limitations had expired. Berlusconi has denied wrongdoing and accused magistrates of launching politically motivated prosecutions against him.

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