Prostitution Scandal

  • Silvio Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire case June 25, 2013

    Milan: A Milan court on Monday convicted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of paying for sex with an underage prostitute during infamous "bunga bunga" parties at his villa and then using his influence to try to cover it up. Berlusconi, 76, was sentenced to seven years in prison and barred...
  • Scandal mars Obama's wooing of Latin America April 15, 2012

    Cartagena: A prostitution scandal involving US security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened on Saturday to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America. In a major embarrassment for Washington at the Summit of the Americas attended by more than 30...
  • Berlusconi calls for new immunity law February 19, 2011

    Rome: Italy's beleaguered Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, facing trial for having sex with a teenaged prostitute, has called for an overhaul in the judicial system and said political leaders should be free from prosecution. Arguing that he has been targeted by the "socialist judges" for political motives, the prime minister said...
  • Berlusconi to face trial over sex charges February 16, 2011

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied the charges saying they are politically motivated. ...
  • Three female judges to decide Berlusconi's fate February 16, 2011

    Milan: An Italian judge has ordered Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial in April on a charge that he paid an underage girl for sex, though there seemed no immediate risk the scandal would force him from office. Following weeks of scandal that have shaken his struggling centre-right government, trial...