Silvio 'only concerned with sex', tap reveals
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of being "only concerned with sex", according to a transcript from a blackmail investigation against him.
Mr Berlusconi (74) who has been at the centre of several sex scandals, was the topic of conversation between a newspaper editor and the wife of a businessman who allegedly arranged escorts for parties the politician threw.
Giampaolo Tarantini (36), and his wife Angela Devenuto (33), were held by police last week on allegations of extorting €500,000 from Mr Berlusconi.
Mrs Devenuto is heard saying that Mr Berlusconi is "only concerned with sex".
The revelations have renewed fears that Mr Berlusconi is not focusing on resolving the financial crisis in Italy. Speaking at an economics summit, Emma Marcegalia, president of the Italian business lobby Confindustria, said: "The worry by Italian industrialists and businessmen is very strong." (© Daily Telegraph, London)