Italian prosecutors want Berlusconi tried immediately

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February 9, 2011 12:54

 
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MILAN — Italian prosecutors have requested that Premier Silvio Berlusconi stand trial over accusations he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to try to cover it up.

The prosecutors filed their request in Milan on Wednesday. They are seeking an immediate trial.

A judge must now decide whether to accept the prosecutors' request and indict the 74-year-old leader, or dismiss it.

Berlusconi has denied wrongdoing.

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