Berlusconi accused of 'prostitute ring' in closing arguments
Former Italian premier on trial for 'paying for sex with minor'04 March, 15:47
Both the ex-premier and the woman deny ever having sex. She said money she received from Berlusconi was given as part of a gift.
Closing arguments were scheduled to conclude Friday. Prosecutors Monday said the prostitution ring was organized primarily by Nicole Minetti, an ex-Lombardy regional councillor and Berlusconi's former dental hygienist who is being tried in a separate case.
Also accused of involvement in the ring were retired TV anchorman and close Berlusconi friend Emilio Fede, and bankrupt ex-talent scout Lele Mora, both of whom are also being tried in a separate case.