The latest details emerging from the Berlusconi blackmail wiretaps suggests that the Italian premier used his power to grant a diplomatic visa for man suspected of being his pimp, reports The Guardian.The transcripts of the wiretaps show just how much a big a role Giampaolo Tarantini, a cocaine dealer suspected of arranging prostitutes for Berlusconi, played in the self-described “part time prime minister’s” life.
Tarantini was recorded talking to a colleague during an official state visit to China in 2008. He had accompanied Berlusconi on a diplomatic visa, apparently in order to make sure there was enough “entertainment” available for the premier. He told the source:
“I wanted someone on the inside who could organise an evening … because he has said he will get fed up with the official, formal things there.”
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