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Berlusconi fails in bid to get corruption charges dropped

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Berlusconi fails in bid to get corruption charges dropped


A corruption trial chaired by Milan Judge Nicoletta Gandus will go ahead despite the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s attempts to have it thrown out.

The Italian premier is accused of paying British Lawyer David Mills almost four hundred thousand Euros from secret funds to hide details of shady business dealings.

Both deny wrongdoing, with the Italian leader demanding the presiding Judge Nicoletta Gandus be removed because of bias.

I will hold a press conference next week to denounce the situation regarding Italian justice and show my indignation not to see the will of the people be manipulated by those who infiltrate the magistrates and use the Italian judiciary to endanger democracy.

However, Berlusconi’s main political opponent Walter Veltroni was critical of Italian leaders actions.

Our opposition is uncompromising and will be more and more so against Italy’s return to institutional conflict. The law is made for the people and not those who confuse their private interests with those of the public.

The Democratic party leader also called for a campaign of anti Berlusconi demonstrations while speaking to delegates at his party’s conference.

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