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Berlusconi 'earns 35m Pounds a year'

March 29, 2011 - London

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appeared in court yesterday on tax fraud charges - as it emerged he earns 35 million pounds a year.

The 74-year-old is currently facing four trials, including one for having underage sex with a prostitute and abuse of office, reports the Daily Mail.

Berlusconi, who has always denied wrongdoing, is accused with 11 other people, including British company lawyer David Mills, of tax fraud over the sale of TV rights.

Details of his eye-watering salary emerged as the case in Milan started.

According to the declaration of earnings his salary jumped from 23million euro in 2009 to 40million euro in 2010 and it showed he owned several properties in Italy as well as Antigua.


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