Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had 16 million pounds ( about $ 25 million) in cash delivered to his luxury villa to pay girls at his bunga bunga parties, The Sun reported.
The staggering stash was revealed du
ring the trial of the 75- year- old politician who refuses to admit to have paid for having sex with a minor.
Dozens of women received money, cars and jewels for attending the bashes and sleeping with the politician, say prosecutors.
Some of the girls dressed up as nuns and police officers and performed pole dances to entertain Berlusconi and his cronies.
Guiseppe Spinelli, Belusconis accountant, has revealed how he drew sums totalling 16 million pounds out of the bank in 2009 and 2010. He took wads to the millionaires mansion near Milan, where parties were held in the basement.
” He would tell me what amounts to put in the envelopes,” said Spinelli about Berlusconi who is accused of paying for sex with Karima El Mahroug, known as Ruby the Heartbreaker, when she was just 17. The trial continues.
Meanwhile, new details about Berlusconis ” bunga bunga” parties reveal some decidedly un- presidential behaviour.
Reuters reported one woman who attended Silvio Berlusconis ” bunga bunga” parties told a court on Friday that she dressed up as a burlesque version of US President Barack Obama to entertain the former Italian prime minister.
The UKs Daily Telegraph reported Marysthell Polanco said she also dressed as prosecutor Ilda Boccassini.
Polanco, who is from the Dominican Republic, said ” my role was just to make him laugh, so one evening I dressed as ( Ilda) Boccassini.
I put on a red toga and similar glasses that she wears. On another evening I wore an Obama mask. It was just to make him laugh and have fun.” Earlier, the court heard that Berlusconi, paid ” numerous girls for sex” during the parties, according to Reuters. More from GlobalPost: Silvio Berlusconis prosecutors seek 5 year jail term Berlusconi is on trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Moroccan- born Karima El Mahroug in 2010, when she was 17, and then using his influence to free her from police custody after an arrest for theft.
Prosecutors believe dozens of other women were given money, cars and jewelry to spend the night with him and attend his parties.