Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is being accused of foul play — yet again. An Italian court says that Berlusconi and his lawyers tampered with evidence by paying off witnesses in a trial related to his notorious “Bunga Bunga” parties, the Associated Press reports. Berlusconi was already convicted on Nov. 21 of paying an underage prostitute for sex at one such party.
Testimony and telephone wiretaps point to Berlusconi bringing together about a dozen young women at his Milan mansion on Jan. 15, 2011 to meet with his lawyers after their homes were searched as part of a police investigation. The court judges wrote that from then on the women began receiving 2,500 euros from Berlusconi each month and offered curiously identical testimonies in court.
The court made the accusation as they explained the decision to convict three of Berlusconi’s former associates of procuring girls to prostitute themselves…
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