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The British tax lawyer David Mills is to stand trial charged with corruption alongside ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, a Milan judge has ruled.
The judge said enough evidence existed for a trial to go ahead over a £325,000 payment to Mr Mills, allegedly paid in exchange for favourable court evidence.
Mr Mills and Mr Berlusconi were already facing trial next month on tax evasion and embezzlement charges in Italy.
Mr Mills, separated husband of minister Tessa Jowell, denies all the charges.
The trial is due to begin in March next year.
You could not invent this in a crime novel it would not be believable.