This video about called Italy’s Berlusconi‘s escort scandal.
From National Public Radio in the USA:
Berlusconi Loses Immunity
October 7, 2009
By Mark Memmott
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who’s under quite a bit of suspicion over charges of alleged corruption and personal misbehavior, today lost the immunity from prosecution that his political partners gave him last year.
Italy’s Constitutional Court, as the Associated Press writes, overturned a 2008 law “that had caused the suspension of a trial in which Berlusconi was charged with ordering the 1997 payment of at least $600,000 to British lawyer David Mills in exchange for the lawyer’s false testimony at two hearings in other corruption cases in to the 1990s.”
NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli says the ruling cannot be appealed and that there are two other cases against Berlusconi that can now proceed:
Hear the rest in the audio, here on the NPR site.
A power struggle has developed within the Italian bourgeoisie in the past few weeks and calls for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation are becoming increasingly louder: here.