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Ex-Italian P.M. Berlusconi Reportedly Ordered To Stand Trial On Judicial Corruption Charge

The trial will begin in the Tuscan city of Siena in February, the source said.
Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a rally for the regional election in Palermo, Italy, November 1,
Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a rally for the regional election in Palermo, Italy, November 1, 2017. (REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane)

ROME (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 center-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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