Former Italian PM Paid Prostitute 5 million via Antigua bank – reports

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Italian Newspaper ANSA is reporting that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave a former underage prostitute called Ruby five million euros via an Antigua account when he was embroiled in a court case for paying her for sex in 2011, her former lawyer Egidio Verzini told ANSA Tuesday.
 

The money was sent via the Antigua Commercial Bank and paid into a Mexican account, he said.


 Two million of it went to Ruby’s former boyfriend Luca Risso, Verzini said, while three “went from Mexico to Dubai and went exclusively to Ruby”.


The three-time ex-premier and media magnate was eventually acquitted of paying for sex with an underage prostitute because a court found he did not know she was 17 at the time.


Berlusconi’s lawyer Niccolò Ghedini said Verzini’s claims were false and the centre-right Forza Italia leader would sue for libel.

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  1. ILLICIT MONEY GOT AWAY

    The song tells listeners from ‘…Belly to Belly’ and something about ‘…Jumbie Jamboree.’

    This time, it seemed it had been the unreported or undetected ‘…Money jumping in and out of Banks.’

    If the information about the ‘…transfer of millions to an under-aged female prostitute,’ through

    (a) … a local financial institution; and

    (b) …then into a foreign account’ is correct, then it begs the questions,

    (i) ‘…Did the Bank committed a breach of law in failing to report the transaction to the

    ‘…Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC); and

    (ii) …Did the ‘FSRC’ fail to report the unusual transaction to the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP).

    Given its legal framework and mandate, such sum of money may have been justifiably intercepted through ‘…an Application For a Property Freezing Order’ [Proceeds of Crime Act (Amendment: 2014].

    Then the Attorney General could have applied for ‘…an Order of Forfeiture,’ as obtained in several Cases.

    Seemed that the ‘…Illicit Money Got Away.’

    Even at this stage, there may absolutely be no justifiable reasons not to conduct investigations to ascertain which entity or agencies, if any, fell asleep while the money was reportedly moving from ‘…Bank to Bank.’

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