Imane Fadil, an Italian model, 34, died on March 1st in a Milan hospital: Was she poisoned by Former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi?

Fadil was a witness against Mr. Berlusconi, 82, during his trial where he was charged with engaging in prostitution with a minor.

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Imane Fadil, an Italian model, 34, died on March 1st in a Milan hospital, a month after being admitted with stomach pains. At the time she said she had been poisoned. Former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi who was famous for throwing sex parties (called “Bunga Bunga”) is a suspect. Some think she was murdered with a radioactive substance. Berlusconi has denied any wrongdoing.

In 2012, Fadil had told reporters that she feared for her safety after telling prosecutors investigating possible witness tampering in the case that she was offered money in exchange for her silence about what went on at Berlusconi’s parties, the LA Times reported.

Fadil was a witness against Mr. Berlusconi, 82, during his trial where he was charged with engaging in prostitution with a minor.

During the trial, prosecutors were able to establish that the 17-year-old girl, Karima “Ruby” El Mahroug had been at a sex party hosted by Berlusconi. When she was jailed for an unrelated matter, Berlusconi intervened and tried to arrange for the youngster’s release.  

Berlusconi was convicted but then acquitted on appeal. He was later convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to carry out community service. He is still facing some charges including bribery. He denies the allegations.

The BBC reports that “Italian media also report that Ms. Fadil – a regular guest at Mr. Berlusconi’s sex parties – was writing a book about her experiences, and magistrates investigating her death have obtained a copy of the manuscript.”

OUR FREE OPINION 

We do not expect a conviction in this case. Granted, in the eyes of some, Berlusconi is a man of questionable character. We do not necessarily share that view—particularly where Fadil is concerned. These were all consenting adults, except for the 17-year-old who also attended the parties according to the Italian Media; but he was acquitted.

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