Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Berlusconi: is Ruby the Heart Stealer using your money in Mexico and Dubai?

Friday, 28 March 2014. According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica Berlusconi's favourite night dancer Karima El Mahroug (aka Ruby the Heart Stealer) has started a new life, taking expensive holidays, developing a luxury resort in Mexico and investing in property in the Middle East. Where did she get the money from?

Karima El Mahroug – aka Ruby the Heart Stealer – is a young former erotic dancer (she is now 21) who took part in the bunga-bunga parties in Berlusconi's villa in Arcore and who is believed to have had sex with the owner of the manor in 2010 when she was still under-age (and Mr Berlusconi was sentenced to a 7-year term in jail for having slept with her and for having used his power as Italy's prime minister to try and hide the story).

Ruby the Heart Stealer, whose real name is Karima El-Mahroug, in a photo while in Mexico (Playa del Carmen's beach)
Ruby the Heart Stealer (real name Karima El-Mahroug) having pretty good time in Mexico (Playa del Carmen's beach)

Now, in 2010 the prosecutors in charge with the sex scandal trial (the result of the so-called Rubygate investigation) intercepted a phone conversation when Ruby – talking to a friend – said that she had received €5 million from the billionaire (which is roughly £4.1m or $6.9).

Later on the Moroccan erotic dancer (and call-girl, if you listen to Milan's judges), said that all that stuff (and other stuff she had been telling the judges) was just a made-up show off and she had been “talking crap”, and so on.

But now new facts have come to light, via the La Repubblica newspaper, a fierce adversary of Mr Berlusconi.

According to the news published, Ms El Mahroug travelled to Dubai (possibly in December 2013) and opened a bank account, depositing €2 million at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and expressing an interest in buying a number of apartments in the country, according to the newspaper.

Furthermore she is currently developing a luxury resort in Mexico called Casa Sofia (Sofia is Ruby's daughter's name), and she had also been posting on Facebook photos in bikini, sunbathing on a beach at Playa del Carmen in Mexico (the latter is not an offence, but still shows what kind of a girl she is, according to the Italian journalists...).

Ruby likes to have fun. Here she is in Vienna, at the Opera Ball in 2011, when she was 18.

For your information in 2012 Ruby failed to attend to a trial (she was a key witness, of course), because she was in Mexico and forgot to come back in time.

Some (malicious) observers think that Berlusconi provided the woman with (a lot of) money in order to keep her away from the court (by the way the politician has been investigated for bribing quite a few of the witnesses at the trial over the sex scandal).

Anyhow, the guys at La Repubblica are of course suggesting that yes, Berlusconi gave her a lot more than the 56,000 euro he admitted (along with the sums he paid to other women of the bunga-bunga army), otherwise where does this dough come from? Good question, isn't it?