Lebanon arrests Berlusconi's aide

By Wasim Seif al-Din, Saturday, April 12, 2014

BEIRUT – Lebanese authorities have detained a senior aide to former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, a Lebanese judicial source said on Saturday.

"Marcello Dell’Utri was arrested upon a notice from the Interpol," the source told Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, Berlusconi's aide face charges of forming a mafia.

The Lebanese government has notified Italian authorities about the arrest of Berlusconi's aide and awaits for an official request from Rome to extradite him, the source said.

Informed sources, meanwhile, said the Italian Public Prosecutor would visit Beirut in the coming days.

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