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Berlusconi allies found guilty of procuring prostitutes

Italian entertainment agent Lele Mora (right) and his lawyer Gianluca Maris arrive at a court in Milan on July 19, 2013. A Milan court on Friday found three of Silvio Berlusconi's associates guilty of procuring prostitutes for racy parties held at the former Italian premier's Milan villa.

Italian entertainment agent Lele Mora (right) and his lawyer Gianluca Maris arrive at a court in Milan on July 19, 2013. A Milan court on Friday found three of Silvio Berlusconi's associates guilty of procuring prostitutes for racy parties held at the former Italian premier's Milan villa.  (AFP)

A Milan court on Friday found three of Silvio Berlusconi's associates guilty of procuring prostitutes for racy parties held at the former Italian premier's Milan villa.

Failed showbusiness agent Lele Mora and television host Emilio Fede were sentenced to seven years each in jail, while showgirl-turned-politician Nicole Minetti was given five years behind bars.

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