The deputy prosecutor of Milan Tiziana Siciliano and the prosecutor Luca Gaglio asked for a sentence of 6 years in prison for Silvio Berlusconi accused of corruption in judicial documents in the trial on the Ruby ter case and 5 years’ imprisonment against Karima El Mahroug, or the now ex ‘Ruby Heartbreaker ‘ accused of perjury and corruption in judicial acts, in the final part of the indictment of the Milanese trial on the Ruby ter case. Deputy Prosecutor Tiziana Siciliano and prosecutor Luca Gaglio asked 28 convictions, including those of Silvio Berlusconi and Karima El Mahroug, in the Ruby ter trial. Among the requests is that of condemning Maria Rosaria Rossi, senator and former loyalist of the Knight, at 1 year and 4 months for perjury. You are also accused of the journalist Carlo Rossella, for whom 2 years have been asked. She asked for sentences of up to 5 years for twenty girls, former guests of the Arcore evenings, whose silence would have been bought by the former premier. Asked 6 years and 6 months for Luca Risso. To be acquitted, for the prosecutors, only Luca Pedrini.
PM: ‘CONFISCONING MORE THAN 10 MILLION EUROS IN BERLUSCONI, 5 IN KARIMA’
The Milan public prosecutor has asked Silvio Berlusconi in the Ruby ter trial to confiscate a sum of over 10 million euros, in particular around 10 million and 800 thousand euros, as the “price of corruption”. The deputy prosecutor of Milan Tiziana Siciliano and the prosecutor Luca Gaglio asked for the confiscation of 5 million euros against Karima El Mahroug, accused of corruption in judicial documents and perjury in the trial on the Ruby ter case, as the “price of the crime” . Confiscation of 3 million euros, on the other hand, was also requested against Luca Risso, former partner of the young woman. Among the confiscation requests made by the prosecutors of the Ruby ter case at the end of their indictment there are also those for a total of about 2.7 million euros charged to the twenty girls, former guests of the evenings in Arcore. In addition to the requests for confiscation, therefore, of almost 11 million euros for Berlusconi, 5 million for Karima El Mahroug and 3 million for ex-partner Luca Risso, there are those 2.7 million that bring the requests for total confiscation of almost 22 million euros. Among other things, the prosecutors also asked to confiscate four properties, including the two million-euro villas in Bernareggio, in the Milanese area, made available to Barbara Guerra and Alessandra Sorcinelli by the former prime minister. The prosecutors also asked the judges to apply preventive seizures with the sentence on all the sums and assets they asked to confiscate.
LEGAL PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL: ‘COMPENSATE 10.5 MILLION’
The lawyer Gabriella Vanadia, who represents the Presidency of the Council, civil party in the Ruby ter trial centered on the accusation of corruption in judicial acts, he asked that “all the accused”, including Silvio Berlusconi, and “with the exception of Pedrini”, for whom the same prosecutor asked for absolution, be sentenced also to a “compensation in favor of the Presidency of the Council” with a “provisional compensation of 10 million euros for corruption in judicial acts and 500 thousand euros for false testimony”.
SALVINI: ‘SENTENCE TO BERLUSCONI, HE CANNOT MORE’. TAJANI: ‘UNACCEPTABLE STRENGTH’
“Another trial, another request for conviction for Berlusconi for the Ruby case. But enough, we can’t take it anymore! June 12, with the YES in the referendums, justice changes”. This is the comment of the Northern League leader Matteo Salvini on Facebook. “Once again justice is used for political ends. From Milan comes an absurd and unjustified request for a sentence against Berlusconi for an affair from which he has already been acquitted. An unacceptable persistence against a man who has always acted with correctness and transparency” . He writes it on Twitter Antonio Tajaninational coordinator of Forza Italia.
DEFENSE BERLUSCONI, PM REQUEST IS NOT SURPRISING
“I am not surprised, this is a process where the Prosecutor’s Office has continued with this accusatory approach for years and we have solid arguments to get to the acquittal, the crime does not exist, everything that has been contested is deniable”. The lawyer Federico Cecconi, Berlusconi’s lawyer, said this to reporters after the request for a 6-year sentence for the former prime minister for the Ruby ter case. The sentence will come no earlier than September.
PM, BERLUSCONI FORAGE THE COMPULSIVE EXPENSES OF KARIMA
“The hundreds of thousands of euros that Karima spent were delivered to her, through her lawyer Luca Giuliante, by Berlusconi; she could not spend more than that, more than that was just throwing money out the window. She suffered in that period of a real compulsion to spend “. This was explained by the Milan prosecutor Luca Gaglio in the indictment of the trial on the Ruby ter case against Silvio Berlusconi, Ruby herself, Giuliante and 26 other defendants. Ruby, explained the prosecutor, “met with Maria Rosaria Rossi”, senator, a former loyalist of Cavaliere and also a defendant, “and received the money to go to Mexico”, together with her then boyfriend, who was also a defendant. Even the former Olgettine girls “were assured that they would be okay both in terms of income, with a monthly fee of 2,500 euros, and for a roof, a house, an accommodation”. There are elements and evidence, explained the prosecutor, “which show that already since 2011”, before the young women went to testify in the courtroom, “there was a corruptive agreement” between the former prime minister and the girls “aimed at obtaining false testimonies of all the witnesses of Ruby 1 and 2 “. The young women were “also paid to give interviews to the media no different from those in court”.
PM COMPARES KARIMA TO ‘WIFE OF MARIO CHIESA’
“Do you remember Mario Chiesa’s wife going to spill the beans? Ruby explodes in 2014”. Thus the prosecutor Luca Gaglio, in the indictment on the Ruby ter case, compared the wife of the former president of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio (whose arrest gave way to Tangentopoli) to Karima El Mahroug who “exploded” when he discovered “the betrayal” of then engaged Luca Risso. And that, therefore, in the messages to the records of the investigations at that time she did nothing but repeat that nothing had been registered, but the money was hers, those invested in Mexico and, according to the accusation, paid to her by Silvio Berlusconi, through the then comrade, accused of money laundering. The prosecutor, in fact, in the indictment also reconstructed the theme of that money that would have reached Mexico and with which Ruby and Risso would have set up a restaurant with an adjoining pasta factory in Playa del Carmen and also bought some apartments. Money, according to the investigations, passed through Frankfurt and Lugano. “There is evidence of a 300,000 euro bank transfer that has Luca Risso as the beneficiary,” said Gaglio, explaining that between December 2013 and January 2014, Risso’s phone hooked up the Arcore cell phone several times.