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    Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been indicted to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and abuse of power.

    Examining judge Cristina Di Censo said the process would start on 6 April, after prosecutors in Milan asked for an immediate trial.

    Mr Berlusconi denies paying for sex with Karima El Mahroug when she was 17.

    He also rejects claims that he abused his power by seeking her release when she was detained in another case.

    He has called the accusations "groundless" and dismissed the case as a farce.

    Mr Berlusconi does, however, acknowledge that he called the police while she was being held on suspicion of theft.

    He said he was doing a favour for the then-Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak, because Mr Berlusconi was told the girl was Mr Mubarak's granddaughter.

    Ms Mahroug, widely known as Ruby and now aged 18, has denied sleeping with the prime minister but has said she received 7,000 euros (5,900, $9,400) from him as a gift after one of his parties.

    On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of Italian women held nationwide protests against their embattled prime minister in more than 60 towns and cities across Italy and overseas.
    BBC News - Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby sex charge trial in April

    Interesting development.

    Now, innocent until proven guilty yes.

    But I don't need an innocent or guilty verdict to know he was already a corrupt scumbag before this, and it may very well be the case that he didn't, but the evidence seemed stacked against him, and I can't help but think he did it, given his past.

    Oh and "I thought the girl was Mr. Mubarak's Granddaughter".

    Like he, the prime minister of Italy wouldn't have picked up the phone and said "Hey Mr. Mubarak, why is your granddaughter at my house dressed like a skank, oh and by the way I'm just going to give her 10, 000 dollars okay?"

    Does this guy think we're all stupid?

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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    BBC News - Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby sex charge trial in April

    Interesting development.

    Now, innocent until proven guilty yes.

    But I don't need an innocent or guilty verdict to know he was already a corrupt scumbag before this, and it may very well be the case that he didn't, but the evidence seemed stacked against him, and I can't help but think he did it, given his past.

    Oh and "I thought the girl was Mr. Mubarak's Granddaughter".

    Like he, the prime minister of Italy wouldn't have picked up the phone and said "Hey Mr. Mubarak, why is your granddaughter at my house dressed like a skank, oh and by the way I'm


    just going to give her 10, 000 dollars okay?"
    Does this guy think we're all stupid?

    well, yes innocent until proven guilty. however, the people do not want this guy in power anymore so I think his detractors will take a lesson from the Clinton era on this one.
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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    well, yes innocent until proven guilty. however, the people do not want this guy in power anymore so I think his detractors will take a lesson from the Clinton era on this one.
    To compare Clinton to Berlusconi is quite a fallacy my friend.

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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    He's a dirtball even by Italian sexual norms and it's finally come back to bite him.

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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    To compare Clinton to Berlusconi is quite a fallacy my friend.

    How so? I am speaking of a sexual scandal bringing him to the brink of being ousted.....I see the parallel.


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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    He's a dirtball even by Italian sexual norms and it's finally come back to bite him.

    So was Clinton respectively.


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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So was Clinton respectively.


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    Clinton got a BJ... terrible thing I know. He didn't possibly have sex with an underage girl and pay for it.

    I think you're comparison once again is a little off here J-Mac.

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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Clinton got a BJ... terrible thing I know. He didn't possibly have sex with an underage girl and pay for it.

    I think you're comparison once again is a little off here J-Mac.

    Tomato, Tomato.....Spliting hairs is a liberal thing I know. But all the same....eh


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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Tomato, Tomato.....Spliting hairs is a liberal thing I know. But all the same....eh


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    Re: Silvio Berlusconi To Stand Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post



    Yes, pretty funny, and a good use of images to try and deflect, however the comparison is valid.


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