Crime at the Top: Berlusconi Mafia Ties Exposed


italian-prime-minister-silvio-berlusconiDespite denying rumors of mob ties for years, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has officially been linked to Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. Those ties were exposed during the trial at the country’s Supreme Court of Cassation of a former senator Marcello Dell’Utri as “the guarantor of the agreement between Berlusconi and Cosa Nostra” for 18 years, from 1974 to 1992.

Berlusconi, who accused the courts of political bias, cannot be tried for the links, as the statute of limitations is 20 years. A total of 40 former members of the mafia testified that Dell’Utri was Berlusconi’s go-between with Cosa Nostra. Read more at The Independent.

{Andy Newscenter}