untitled design (1)

Learn Italian online

Search

Berlusconi Moves to Annul Ruby Bunga Bunga Case

It has come to light in Italy that Silvio Berlusconi’s lawyers are working hard to ensure the sordid Ruby Bunga Bunga case never reaches a conclusion.

Silvio Berlusconi is facing charges of abuse of office and of having sex with Ruby, the “stage name” of an allegedly underage prostitute and he was convicted of these crimes by a court in mid-2013. Berlusconi maintains he’s innocent of all charges and is appealing the decision of the court.

The next installment of the Berlusconi bunga bunga case is due to be heard in front of an appeal court in Milan on June 20th; if, that is, it goes ahead.

Moves are afoot to demonstrate that Milan magistrate, Ilda Boccasini, who oversaw the Ruby case investigations, acted beyond her authority with regard to some aspects of the case. Berlusconi has often claimed Boccasini is out to get him.

If Berlusconi’s legal team achieves its aim, the infamous Ruby case may be annulled. Berlusconi’s lawyers are said to be cautiously optimistic that they will achieve their goal.

think in italian logo dark bg 1

Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

Veteran Milan magistrate Ilda Boccasini, however, will be no push over.

The stakes are very high. If the appeal proceeds and Berlusconi’s guilt is confirmed, this will further damage his battered image. Not only this, but should the conviction become conclusive, Silvio Berlusconi may well face a lifetime ban on holding public office. This would effectively spell the end of Berlusconi’s chances of ever being elected in Italy again. It would also further discredit the Forza Italia party he continues to lead, despite his conviction for tax fraud.

Further bunga bunga case developments will be reported on Italy Chronicles.

 

 

Most Popular

Guilty!

Our little one made a mess in the bathroom.

Categories

Related Posts

Legitimate Impediment is Not A Blockbuster

Legitimate Impediment is not, as one might think, the latest Hollywood blockbuster courtroom drama about to burst onto 3d screens in cinemas around the world near you. Instead, it is the latest ruse by Italy’s colourful leader to get himself of embarrassing legal hooks.

Dodgy Italian Minister Let Off the Hook

Last week, Italian member of parliament Marco Milanese evaded arrest because his colleagues in Italy’s parliament voted against a request by magistrates to have him