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'Berlusconi pimps' indicted for 26 prostitutes

'Queen Bee' Sabina Began, Gianpaolo Tarantini among defendants

12 November, 16:17
'Berlusconi pimps' indicted for 26 prostitutes (ANSA) - Bari, November 12 - An Italian judge on Tuesday indicted seven suspects involved in allegedly supplying ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi with dozens of women for sex parties in exchange for public contracts.

The suspects include Bari businessman Gianpaolo Tarantini, whom Berlusconi is also accused of paying to hush up the alleged procurement, and German actress Sabina Began, known by the nickname 'Queen Bee'.

The trial is set to begin February 6 in Bari. Charges include the aiding and exploitation of prostitution of 26 women, many of them escorts, who between 2008 and 2009 were brought to the residences of then premier Berlusconi.

(photo: Gianpaolo Tarantini)