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Lawyer Says He Made Up Story of Berlusconi Payoff
Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2011

Posted on 12/23/2011 6:54:48 PM PST by decimon

ROME -- A British lawyer says he invented accusations that Silvio Berlusconi paid him $600,000 to lie on the stand to protect the former Italian premier's business interests.

David Mills' testimony Thursday at Berlusconi's corruption trial in Milan undercuts prosecutors' case against the politician.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bribe; europeanunion; italy; mafia; organizedcrime; payoff; silvioberlusconi; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 12/23/2011 6:54:50 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
Mills says he "invented" the story of the payoff to hide from British tax authorities

And that undercuts the prosecution.

I gotta go. I need an ambulance. Unless you can get over here and pull this fork out of my eye, Decimon.

2 posted on 12/23/2011 7:01:12 PM PST by bigheadfred (MERRY CHRISTMAS)
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To: Cincinna; decimon; bigheadfred; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Gosh, it’s almost as if every lawsuit and every criminal complaint against Silvio has been bogus.

Oh wait — each one has been...


3 posted on 12/23/2011 7:21:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: decimon

“David Mills’ testimony Thursday at Berlusconi’s corruption trial in Milan undercuts prosecutors’ case against the politician.”

But, it got him out of office, and out of the way of the unelected technocrats now running Italy, which was the original purpose.


4 posted on 12/23/2011 10:10:52 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
“David Mills’ testimony Thursday at Berlusconi’s corruption trial in Milan undercuts prosecutors’ case against the politician.”

But, it got him out of office, and out of the way of the unelected technocrats now running Italy, which was the original purpose.

He was just popular enough with the voters to return to office. This revelation may make him, or his party, more popular.

5 posted on 12/24/2011 6:56:01 AM PST by decimon
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