MILAN – Prosecutors have wrapped up their case against three former aides to Silvio Berlusconi accused of procuring prostitutes for the ex-premier, asking a court to convict them and sentence them to seven years in prison.
The three are accused of recruiting women to attend Berlusconi's infamous "bunga bunga" parties and abetting prostitution, including of a minor. They deny the charges.
The woman at the center of the scandal, Karima el-Mahroug, testified earlier this month about the striptease acts that were performed and payments received.
The trial is separate from one in which Berlusconi is charged with paying for sex with el-Mahroug when she was 17 and trying to cover it up. Both deny the accusations.
Prosecutor Pietro Forno asked for seven years for Emilio Fede, Nicole Minetti and Dario "Lele" Mora.