Italy PM snubs judges over sex scandal

JNN 24 Jan 2011 : Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has refused to appear before prosecutors to face questions over an increasingly public sex scandal.

Berlusconi accused the judges of illegally spying on him and once again denied the allegations of having sexual relations with an underage Moroccan girl.

The premier, who is estranged from the Italian legal system over various graft and bribery charges apart from the sex scandal case, has long described judges as “communists,” who are hounding him and trying to oust him from power.

Berlusconi says he will propose new laws to prevent judges from going after elected officials. He has also pledged to take the case to parliament.

Berlusconi lost immunity from prosecution after a top court ruling last week.

The latest sex scandal threatening Silvio Berlusconi has deepened after a 17-year-old Moroccan belly dancer Karima Keyek , linked to the Italian prime minister said he had given her €7,000 and jewellery when she sat next to him at a Valentine’s Day dinner held this year for 10 women at his mansion near Milan.

The scandal is mounting pressure on Berlusconi to resign. If convicted, Berlusconi could face jail time as having sex with a minor is a crime punishable by incarceration in Italy.

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