Bunga bunga back in court as Berlusconi sex saga resumes

In a hearing which could make or break the media tycoon’s hopes of a return to the frontline of politics, judges at the Court of Cassation will decide whether to uphold an appeal court’s decision to clear Berlusconi of the most serious charges he has faced in his scandal-stained career. The AC Milan owner was convicted in June 2013 of having paid-for sex with Ruby when she was 17, a year younger than the legal minimum for a prostitute in Italy. He was also found to have abused his power to try and cover up what went on at his infamous “bunga bunga” sex parties, resulting in a seven-year prison sentence and a ban from public office. If his acquittal is upheld, Berlusconi will be free to spearhead opposition to landmark political reforms Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is trying to guide through parliament.

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