Berlusconi Pulls Bin Laden Card Before Tax Fraud Trial

Italian wax figure Silvio Berlusconi was in court today facing allegations of tax fraud — he had the day off from the other trial for allegedly playing "bunga bunga" with child prostitutes — when he invoked the death of Osama bin Laden as a reason to let him off the hook: "There is something which is not going in the right direction for a democracy to have government leaders humiliated by having to spend hours in court while these important international events are taking place."

If for some reason you're arrested or get into any kind of trouble today, you've got an excuse: "But officer, you can't arrest me... WE KILLED BIN LADEN!"

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