Berlusconi: Call for Trial 'Disgusting,' 'a Disgrace'

He says he'll attempt to sue the state
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2011 10:20 AM CST
Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi reacts during a press conference following a cabinet meeting at Rome's Chigi palace, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi is not happy with the prosecutors calling for him to go on trial, the Guardian reports. "It's a disgrace. It's disgusting," the Italian prime minster said at a press conference today. "I'm sorry that we have offended the dignity of, and thrown mud at, the country. I wonder who is going to pay for this activity whose only aim is subversive." He added that he will attempt legal action against the state, but that he isn’t worried about his fate because “I'm a rich gentleman who can go on to setting up hospitals for children around the world, as I have always wanted to." Click for the latest on his alleged misdeeds.

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