Berlusconi government threatens "total war" if case against him goes forward

Italian prosecutors requesting PM's trial for sex crimes begin immediately

The government of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is threatening to launch a “total war” against the country’s judiciary after prosecutors in Milan suggested he the frisky PM should be put on trial for sex crimes. Berlusconi and his parliamentary allies say the case against him should have been dropped following a vote in Italy’s lower house stipulating the prosecutors have no right to pursue the investigation. A judge is set to rule early next week on a request by the prosecution that Berlusconi’s case go straight to trial given the obviousness of the evidence” against him.

The Guardian

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