The preliminary hearing will be set for the next few months, while just today another hearing was held in the trial in which Berlusconi is defendant for having paid Tarantini to lie to the prosecutors investigating the escorts. The proceedings for false testimony it originates with the escort sentence of November 13, 2015 (currently pending on appeal) which led to the conviction of four defendants for recruiting prostitutes, including Tarantini (sentenced to 7 years and 10 months in prison). In the sentence the judges had ordered the transmission of the documents to the public prosecutor to proceed against the girls, for false testimony. The subsequent investigations of the Bari judiciary – carried out by crossing the declarations to the process between October 2014 and May 2015 with those made to the investigators by the women themselves during the investigation phase, and with the content of telephone interceptions, in particular the conversations with Gianpaolo Tarantini – would have confirmed the alleged lies for which now the five suspects risk a trial.
They lied when they denied having prostituted themselves with Silvio Berlusconi. The prosecutor's office with this charge Bari asked for trial to be indicted for false testimony of four women, during the trial on the escorts brought between 2008 and 2009 by the Bari entrepreneur in the residences of the then Prime Minister. The pm Marco D'Agostino hypothesizes the crime of false testimony against Vanessa Di Meglio, Sonia Carpentone, Roberta Nigro, Barbara Montereale. And also for Dino Mastromarco, former driver of Gianpaolo Tarantini