Saturday, January 12, 2013
"Ruby The Heartstealer" Set To Testify In Berlusconi's Sex Trial On Monday
The night club dancer who is the main witness in former primr minister Sivio Berlusconi of Italy in sex case will testify in hearing in Milan on Monday. Karima El Mahrough better known by her stage name "Ruby the heartstealer", was due to give evidence in the case last December but failed to show up telling her lawyer she was on holiday in mexico. Berlusconi 76, who is seeking fifth term in government in general election in February is accused of paying Karima for sex when she was under 18, which is the minimum legal age for prostitution in Italy. The billionaire media icon denies all charges and El Mahrough, who is now 20, said she never had sex with him. The trial in which dozens of showgirls have descrined so-called "Bunga Bunga" parties at the residence of Berlusconi, is the most sensational of his legal cases and hass received much media attention in Italy and abroad. The centre-right leader is also accused of abusing his powers when he was still prime minister to jhave Karima rteleased fromn police custody when she was briefly held over theft ballegations ( though in Pakistan MNA's ans MPA's are doing nothing except getting their voters released from police custodies and in courts). According to a report Berlusconi is considering asking that sex case, and other two cass underway to be suspended ahead of elections.