Guilty Verdict, 7-Year Jail Sentence Re: Sex With Underage Nightclub Dancer Named “Ruby the Heartstealer” Said To Be Least Of Silvio Berlusconi’s Problems

Italian judges have ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was guilty of having sex with a minor and abusing his power. Berlusconi has been given a 7-year jail sentence, though the sentence is pending appeal. He has also been given a lifetime ban from public office. Berlusconi’s lawyer said he would appeal the verdict, as expected. Earlier, judges in a Milan court had retired to consider their verdict on Monday in a trial surrounding allegations that Berlusconi had sex with former nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug, known as “Ruby the Heartstealer,” who was then under 18…According to Giovanni Orsina, professor of Italian history at the Luiss-Guido Carli University in Rome, the real worry for Berlusconi and the future of Italy’s government isn’t from Monday’s ruling but from another case that Berlusconi faces over tax fraud, which could ultimately undo his political career. “This trial has more visibility, it’s more interesting than the tax trial, but ultimately the tax fraud trial will have more of a final effect,” Orsina said. “But the trial in November over tax fraud is the last appeal and if guilty, Berlusconi would be out of politics for good,” he added. [CNBC]

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20 Responses to “Guilty Verdict, 7-Year Jail Sentence Re: Sex With Underage Nightclub Dancer Named “Ruby the Heartstealer” Said To Be Least Of Silvio Berlusconi’s Problems”

  1. DingALing says:

    I don't know guys, did you see that girl? Might be worth a 7 year sentence. Plus, I bet the food in prison in Italy is amazing

  2. D.S.K. says:

    "Ruby the Heart-Stealer?" Really?

    Even I know better than to fall for that…

    • Guest says:

      Well, she stole MY nickname from my Rego Park days. Everyone used to call me Chazzy the Heart Stealer.

  3. Hobbes says:

    Guess she should change her stage name to "Ruby the political dead-end".

  4. Guest says:

    Is the 7 year sentence some type of Italian ruling on "hotness" scale (with a 10-year sentence obviously the max?)

    – W. Jeff Clinton

  5. Madoff Skilling & Co says:

    Going to jail in a country where sodomy is acceptable by the mainstream is the NKI.

  6. ILoveLamp says:

    Out of politics for good? Yeah, right.

    -Anthony Wiener, Marion Barry, Adam Clayton Powell

  7. segoviacobain says:

    Bunga Busted!

    (Disclaimer: KEM is my FB friend)

  8. Mexi_Cant says:

    Only in Italy is it perfectly ok and you can you still maintain a political career after having sex with a minor, but the line gets drawn when you actually get caught in tax fraud.

  9. DS King Kong says:

    What good is power if you cannot abuse?

  10. SB's CPA says:

    In Italia we have-a the three ledgers. One, she's a-for you. The second, for-a the tax collector. And the third, for-a your wife.

    • pregnantwild says:

      Those people are power abusers. They want to be elected not to help our country but to abuse the popularity as well as their power to manipulate things.