Italian judge sends 23 to trial in Berlusconi sex bribery case
An Italian judge on Wednesday sent a Moroccan exotic dancer and 22 others for trial on a variety of charges, including lying under oath about lavish parties hosted by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Prosecutors accuse Berlusconi of bribing witnesses to silence them over accusations he paid for sex with young women, including Karima El Mahroug, who is better known by her stage name Ruby the Heartstealer and who was underage at the time. Berlusconi denies any wrongdoing in the case.
He was acquitted in 2014 of having sex with the 17-year-old dancer and abusing his power as prime... read more