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Silvio Berlusconi Receives Seven-Year Prison Sentence

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Silvio Berlusconi Sentenced to Seven Years in Jail in Bunga Bunga Sex Trial

Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail after being found guilty of abuse of office and paying for sex with a woman allegedly working as an underage prostitute.

The former Italian prime minister was also banned from holding public office for life.

Three judges in the court in Milan found the former prime minister guilty on both the charges he faced, handing down their decision after more than seven hours of deliberation.

The convictions were a bitter blow for Mr Berlusconi and his supporters, with his close allies denouncing the court’s verdict as “absurd” and describing it as a “a coup d’etat” by an allegedly Left-wing judiciary.

“It is shameful, it is a political sentence that has nothing to do with justice,” said Daniela Santanche, an MP from Mr Berlusconi’s conservative party and one of his foremost cheerleaders.

Mr Berlusconi, 76, was accused of abuse of office and paying for sex with Karima El Mahroug, a Moroccan-born nightclub dancer nicknamed Ruby the Heart Stealer.

The abuse of office concerns calls he made to a Milan police station in May 2010 to have Miss El Mahroug released from custody on a theft charge.

Prosecutors said Mr Berlusconi was terrified that police would find out that the young woman, who was 17 at the time, had been attending his so-called “bunga bunga” parties at his villa outside Milan.

He allegedly wanted to hush up his relationship with Ruby, who prosecutors said attended 13 of the parties, starting on Valentine’s Day, 2010.

He told the police in Milan that Ruby was the granddaughter of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader, and that she had to be released in order to avoid a diplomatic incident with Cairo.

Prosecutors had asked for Mr Berlusconi to be sentenced to six years in prison. They also wanted him banned from public office for life.

The prosecution alleged that more than 30 glamorous young women attended Mr Berlusconi’s parties, performing strip teases and erotic dances in an underground “bunga bunga” room which featured a stage, a bar and a small dance floor.

They allegedly “touched the intimate parts” of Mr Berlusconi, who in turn touched them intimately, according to witness statements compiled by prosecutors.

The then prime minister allegedly gave the women thousands of euros each time to attend the parties and perform sexual acts.

He allegedly lavished tens of thousands of euros on Ruby.

Prosecutors insisted she had sex with him in exchange for the money.

She always denied that and insisted she had never worked as an escort.

Mr Berlusconi is certain to appeal the conviction and pending the appeal will not go to jail.

If he loses that, he will have recourse to a second appeal, which would be heard by Italy’s Supreme Court.

The whole process could drag the case out for years.

Photo: Giovanni Palatucci

From NJ.com: “Holocaust ‘hero’ related to top Christie adviser may have been Nazi collaborator, scholars say“: “It has become family lore in the home of Bill Palatucci, a source of pride passed from generation to generation. During the Holocaust, a man believed to be a relative of Palatucci — the chairman of Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign — had helped save 5,000 Jews from Nazi extermination in Italy. Thursday, the New York Times reported that the legend of Giovanni Palatucci had been discredited by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and a panel of scholars. Not only was he falsely held up as a hero, the scholars found, he was likely a Nazi collaborator involved in the deportation of Jews to Auschwitz. Bill Palatucci — who broke off from a contingent of Christie’s senior staff and family members touring Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial, last April to search for clues about his suspected relative — said yesterday he was awaiting more evidence.”

(Reuters) – The Vatican newspaper said on Saturday a decision by scholars to brand a wartime Italian previously praised for saving Jews as a Nazi collaborator was part of an attempt to smear the Catholic Church during the papacy of Pope Pius XII.

An article, titled “To Strike at the Church of Pius XII” and written by historian Anna Foa, said the decision to re-classify Giovanni Palatucci, a Catholic, as a collaborator was at best hasty and more study was needed.

Palatucci had been previously credited with saving around 5,000 Jews while he was police official in the city of Fiume, now part of Croatia. He died in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany in 1945 at the age of 35.

In 1990, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial honored Palatucci as a Righteous Among the Nations, the highest recognition for those who helped Jews during World War Two. But earlier this week The New York Times reported that the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington was removing mention of his exploits from an exhibition after officials learned of new evidence that purports to show he was a Nazi collaborator.

In her article in the Vatican newspaper, Foa, a Jewish-Italian author and historian at Rome’s La Sapienza University, said the target of the move against Palatucci was “the Church of Pius XII”.

“The impression is that … in targeting Palatucci the desire was essentially to hit a Catholic involved in rescuing Jews …, ” she wrote.

“But this is ideology and not history,” she wrote.

The issue of whether the Vatican and the Church under Pius XII did all it could to help Jews had dogged Catholic-Jewish relations for decades. Pius reigned from 1939 to 1958.

Critics of Pius say he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust but his supporters say he worked behind the scenes to encourage the Church to save Jews because speaking out more forcefully would have worsened the situation for all.

Foa wrote that more documentation and study was necessary about Palatucci “from comparisons with other situations and not from interpretation”.

The New York Times article said more than a dozen scholars from the Centro Primo Levi at the Center for Jewish History in New York reviewed nearly 700 documents before concluding that Palatucci was a Nazi collaborator and not a savior of Jews. Among other things, the scholars concluded that Palatucci was sent to Dachau not because he helped Jews but because German occupiers accused him of embezzlement and treason.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/22/us-italy-holocaust-palatucci-idUSBRE95L0EX20130622