Another alleged victim, Giorgia Iafrate, also decided not to be a party to the case. But she said she never worked as a prostitute though she had tried once and failed when she yelled at a client. In November 2009 she became a dental hygienist, and shortly afterward treated Berlusconi for two broken teeth and facial injuries after he was at a political rally. The abuse of influence charge, which experts say is more dangerous for Berlusconi, carries a possible sentence of four to 12 years. According to Italian press reports, the evidence includes transcripts of a wiretap on El Mahroug's phone in which she tells a friend she had been a visitor at Berlusconi's house since she was 16 but always denied everything.
I'll cover you in gold. In January 2013, judges rejected an application from Berlusconi's lawyers to have the trial adjourned so that it would not interfere with Italy's in which Berlusconi participated. On 18 July 2014, the Italian appeals court announced the appeal had been successful and the convictions against Berlusconi were being overturned. Berlusconi has not denied making the phone call, but said he did so because he wanted to avert a diplomatic incident. The more detailed court reasoning for acquittal will be published within 90 days, and the prosecutor stated he would then most likely appeal the decision to the.
According to his supporters, Berlusconi believed Mahroug to be the niece of Hosni Mubarak, the recently ousted Egyptian president. The fast-track trial opened on 6 April 2011 and was adjourned until 31 May 2011. Archived from on 1 February 2014. In a surreal backdrop to the soap opera-like story, Berlusconi himself was giving a news conference in Rome on his plans to relaunch the Italian economy with great public works when word of the indictment request came down. The procedure allows prosecutors to skip the preliminary-hearing phase and go straight to court.
While the investigators claim to have evidence from lawful of mobile phone conversations, Berlusconi denied the allegations through his lawyers, who called the investigation absurd and without foundation. El Mahroug has denied having sex with Berlusconi. In March 2015, Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal was upheld by high court. The trial will be heard by a panel of three judges, all of them women, who were picked at random. Tens of thousands of women rallied across Italy Sunday to protest Berlusconi's alleged conduct with young women, which they say degrades female dignity.
Mahroug insisted that she had not slept with the then 74-year-old prime minister. The prosecutors are seeking an immediate trial because they believe there is overwhelming evidence against the premier. He said he would not answer a summons to appear in court this weekend, saying that doing so would be an endorsement of a process he considers illegitimate. The appeal process began on 20 June. Following repeated telephone calls by Berlusconi to the police authorities, El Mahroug was eventually released and entrusted to Minetti's care.
The child prostitution charge carries a possible prison sentence of six months to three years; the abuse of influence charge, which experts say is more dangerous for Berlusconi, carries a possible sentence of four to 12 years. Wife Veronica Lario is divorcing Berlusconi after his attendance at the birthday for Naomi Letizia, then 18. Berlusconi appealed the sentence, and on 18 July 2014, an appeals court overturned Berlusconi's conviction, thus making him once again eligible to hold elected office. They allege that Berlusconi called police the night of May 27-28 last year because he feared that their relationship would be revealed. Karima to Marhoug about her being related to a foreign Head of State: Buonomo, Giampiero 2012.
The investigation claims that the leader and Ruby had relations between February and May of 2010, allegations both deny. When Karima was 12, her father spilled a pan of boiling oil on her after she told him she had converted from Islam to Catholicism. He was found not guilty on appeal also, formerly convicted of malfeasance in office : by arranging to have El Mahroug released from police detention during an incident in which she was briefly held on claims of theft. El Mahroug's lawyer said that Mahroug would not be attaching herself to the case as a civil complainant and denies that she ever made herself available for money.
Seated in an armchair on a set made up to resemble a living room, El Mahroug contradicted many of the charges at the center of the scandal in which Berlusconi is alleged by prosecutors to have paid her for sex when she was 17 years old and to have abused the power of his office when he called a police station last May to have her released after she was detained on suspicion of theft. European news claims that he met Ruby through Nicole Minetti. On 28 January 2017, an court ordered Berlusconi to stand trial on 4 April 2017 on charges of allegedly bribing witnesses with 10 million 11 million in order to silence them over accusations he paid for sex with young women. Since she was not carrying any , the officers took her to the local police headquarters to identify her and for questioning. The prosecution said in a statement that they didn't believe the alleged crime was committed in the exercise of Berlusconi's institutional duties. But the important thing is that you hide everything.