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Berlusconi 'paid off witnesses'

Silvio Berlusconi has allegedly paid €127,000 (£100,000) to three women including Imma and Eleonora De Vivo, two twin TV showgirls.

Along with the third woman, Nicole Minetti, an alleged madam who is also his former dental nurse, the women are expected to testify in a trial where he is accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, it was reported.