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Tuesday
Feb152011

Italian Prime Minister Ordered to Stand Trial for Sex Allegations

Photo Courtesy - Governo [dot] it(MILAN) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered by a judge Tuesday to stand trial in connection to accusations he paid for sex with a minor and then used his office to cover it up.

Judge Cristina Di Censo handed down the the indictment and set a trial date for April 6 in Milan.

Prosecuters allege the 74-year-old prime minister paid for sex with a then 17-year-old Moroccan girl known as "Ruby" and that he used the power of his office to try to cover it up.  Both Berlusconi and the girl deny they had sex.

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Friday
Feb042011

Italian Parliament Votes Against Search of Prime Minister's Properties

Photo Courtesy - Governo [dot] it(ROME) -- Italy's parliament voted Thursday against allowing a search of properties belonging to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who's being investigated for prostitution.

After four hours of debate, the politicians rebuffed the request by Milan prosecutors in a 315-298 vote.

The prosecutors allege that Berlusconi paid for sex with a minor and then used his office to cover it up.

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