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How things change: Women Judges hold #Berlusconi fate in their hands #Italy

How things change: Women Judges hold #Berlusconi fate in their hands #Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. -- PHOTO: AP ROME - A PANEL of three women will judge Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in April - the supreme irony for an ageing Latin lover notorious for his sexist jokes and his taste for voluptuous bimbos. Catholic weekly Famiglia Cristiana in an editorial said the prostitution case evoked the spirit of Nemesis - the Greek goddess of vengeance. 'You Berlusconi used women, now they will judge you,' the weekly said. The ancient Greek divinity seems an appropriate symbol for an inquiry in which Mr Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and then getting her out of police custody in order to hide his crime. The charges - vehemently denied by Mr Berlusconi - revolve around Moroccan-born pole dancer Karima El Mahroug, nicknamed 'Ruby the Heart Stealer' whose testimony is a vital part of the prosecu...

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