Dental hygienist and local Italian politician Nicole Minetti is rumored to be the girlfriend of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The 26-year-old has been accused of finding young women to join his infamous ‘bunga bunga’ parties, where women are allegedly paid to engage in what amounts to prostitution. Get the full story, plus pictures and video below!

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In what may be the most devastating charges brought against the already battered 74-year-old Italian PM, new evidence may lead prosecutors in Milan to charge the PM with intercourse with a minor at one of these parties. Intercepted phone calls suggest that girl in question, Karima El Mahroug, may have been 16 when she first attended a ‘bunga bunga’ party.

“It’s unbelievable, you have no idea,” one woman said about the PM’s parties over the phone. “All of them call him ‘love’ or ‘darling.’ You can’t begin to imagine what goes on there. The papers don’t tell the half of it even when they’re massacring him. You’re either ready to do anything or you take a taxi and leave.”

The new charges against Silvio Berlusconi and possible girlfriend Nicole Minetti may spell the end of the distressed career of the Italian leader. A phone call intercepted from El Mahroug, known as Ruby the Heartstealer, to her former boyfriend was even more condemning of the PM.

“(Berlusconi) called me and said ‘Ruby, I’ll give you whatever amount you want. I’ll pay you. I’ll cover you in gold, but the important thing is to keep everything under wraps. Don’t say a thing to anyone.'”
she said.

The embattled Prime Minister has had more than his share of scandals over the years in office, but this is by far the most dangerous for his career. What’s more, if charged and found guilty, he could face time in prison. What do you think of the charges against Silvio Berlusconi and his alleged girlfriend Nicole Minetti? While rumors of lewd behavior come as no surprise for most, relations with an underage teen would be a new low for the 74-year-old Italian leader. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section after you check out pictures and video one the story below!

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