Defamation case launched against Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi. File/UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool
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BRESCIA, Italy, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- An Italian prosecutor is launching a slander case against Premier Silvio Berlusconi in the northern city of Brescia.

Prosecutor Alfredo Robledo is seeking $707,750 for damages, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Friday.


Robledo worked on the Milan corruption case in which Berlusconi is accused of bribing his former lawyer David Mills for favorable testimony.

Berlusconi has spoken of the "inertia," of the Milan prosecution, and their "stubborn accusatory attitude" and of the "political use of justice" in relation to the Mills case.

The Premier was set to respond to the allegations in the Mills case earlier this week, but was excused from court for "legitimate" government reasons.

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