on the grounds that he believed that Karima el Mahroug was the niece of then dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak, when he attempted to have her arrest and possible trial for theft squashed. Thus, he deemed the act to be an act of state rather than a personal act of interference with justice.
Berlusconi is being accused of paying Miss el Mahroug, a Moroccan "dancer" for sexual services, at a time when she was underage. Naughty, naughty, Silvio.
Two days ago, it was decided that the next hearing the trial will take place on June 14.
No word on whether any lewd tweets were exchanged.