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Italian prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Berlusconi

Italian prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison sentence for former Prime
Milan prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi be sentenced to six years in prison on suspicion of bribing witnesses in a prostitution case with a minor in 2013, writes VOA.

Mr Berlusconi is accused of paying 24 people, mostly young people invited to his evening parties, to lie in a previous trial, where he was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Moroccan dancer at a club. night.

The scandal over the so-called "Bunga Bunga" holidays contributed to Mr Berlusconi's removal from the post of prime minister in 2011, marking the end of his fourth government.

Silvio Berlusconi, leader of the center-right Forca Italia party, was acquitted in the case and he pleaded not guilty in the subsequent bribery trial.

Mr Berlusconi's lawyer, Federico Cecconi, said he was not surprised by prosecutors' request for imprisonment and he was confident his client would be acquitted.

"We believe no crime has been committed," he told reporters.

Prosecutors also sought sentences of one to six years for the other 27 defendants in the case.