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Italy’s former Prime Minister Berlusconi arrives for a meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Brussels (SEBASTIEN PIRLET, REUTERS / June 28, 2012)

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – Magistrates have launched a formal investigation against an Italian senator  Marcello Dell’Utri  on suspicion that he attempted to blackmail his longtime patron, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, over alleged Sicilian mafia links, judicial officials said on Wednesday. Reports Wladimiro Pantaleone, Reuters

The latest judicial affair to involve the 75-year-old media tycoon came days after officials in his People of Freedom party said he would run as center-right candidate for premier in next year’s general election.

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