Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi waves to his supporters during a rally for the regional election in Palermo, Italy, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi waves to his supporters during a rally for the regional election in Palermo, Italy, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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

Thu, Nov. 30, 2017
ROME, Nov 30 (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 centre-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)
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