Berlusconi faces a new trial for alleged heavy bribery of senators


International Online: According to Agence France-Presse reported on February 11, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was arrested for buying a senator for bribery Joining the party faces a new round of trials, which is scheduled to open in Naples on the 11th local time.

Reported that 77-year-old Berlusconi was accused of producing 3 million euros ($4.1 million) in 2006, for the anti-corruption party in Italy at the time, “Italian Value Party” (Italy of Values) Senator Degiogorio lobbied him to join his People’s Liberal Party (People of Freedom) to help deal with the center-left government that was in power at the time.

Valter Lavitola, a former Berlusconi aide, was also tried on charges of playing “white gloves” (acting as a middleman in the “black money” bleaching).

It is reported that the wealthy media tycoon was convicted in 2013 for tax fraud and was disqualified from parliament after being expelled from the Senate. According to Italian law, Berlusconi does not have to appear in court, so he should not appear in court this time.

Since the Gregorio constituency is in Naples, the trial is therefore taking place here. Gregorio is working with investigators to assist with the investigation.

The first two hearings will be held on the 11th and 12th. The two days of hearings should be procedural in nature.

Responsible Editor: Liu Yang

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