We haven't heard all that much about our good friend Silvio Berlusconi lately. But it turns out he's been busy doing some of the things he does best: talking shit, and giving money to people under shady circumstances.
According to the Guardian, in addition to his ongoing underage-prostitution case, Berlusconi is now under investigation for allegedly paying off people who had dirt on him. One was businessman Giampaolo Tarantini, who allegedly "supplied 30 women for parties at the prime minister's Roman palazzo." Tarantini's now been arrested, and the magazine Panorama says Berlusconi was paying him to keep that 30-women business out of the public eye. Berlusconi has a different explanation: