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Daily Archives: September 11th, 2009


A key coalition partner in Silvio Berlusconi’s Government said yesterday he believed that the Mafia had orchestrated the sex scandal engulfing the Prime Minister as retribution for Italy’s hard line on organised crime.

“I think everything has been put in place by the Mafia,” Umberto Bossi, the leader of the Northern League, said as he arrived at an event in Pian del Re in the north of the country. “We have introduced very tough laws against the Mafia.