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Slivio Berlusconi to be investigated for corrupting witnesses in 'Rubygate' trial


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Slivio Berlusconi to be investigated for corrupting witnesses in 'Rubygate' trial

A new investigation has been opened against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

He is accused of corrupting witnesses in a trial in which he was eventually found guilty

Berlusconi was convicted last year of paying for sex with a former nightclub dancer known as Ruby when she was under 18.

The latest investigation comes after three associates were found guilty of procuring young women for prostitution at parties held at at Berlusconi’s mansion near Milan.

Judges in that trial said there was evidence to suggest Berlusconi had paid “money and other benefits” to the young women who gave evidence in his favour at his trial.

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