Italy's Berlusconi sent to trial on judicial corruption charge: source

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 1:39 PM

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered on Thursday to stand trial on charge of judicial corruption, a legal source said.

Berlusconi, leader of the center-right Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party, is accused of having bribed a witness to give false testimony at a trial in 2013, at which he was accused of having sex with an under-aged prostitute.

The trial will begin in the Tuscan city of Siena in February, the source said.

(Reporting by Silvia Ognibene, writing by Gavin Jones; Editing by Isla Binnie)