Silvio Berlusconi is to go on trial for allegedly paying a witness to give false testimony about his notorious parties.
A judge in southern city Bari on Friday set the first hearing in the witness tampering trial for February 4, 2019.
The case dates back to 2008-2009 when young and ambitious businessman Giampolo Tarantini brought escort girls to parties at Berlusconi’s residences in Rome and Sardini
The Local reports that Tarantini is currently appealing an eight-year sentence for procuring prostitutes for Berlusconi.
The billionaire former premier is accused of having paid Tarantini to keep quiet about the more salacious details of his parties.