With his infamous blue jokes and 'racist' gaffes he makes many Italians cringe with shame.
And true to form Silvio Berlusconi is once again embarrassing his country- the Italian prime minister has been named in a US government report on people trafficking.
The scrutiny comes as a result of his alleged relationship with 'Ruby the Heart Stealer'.
Scandalous: Silvio Berlusconi has been named in a US government report on people trafficking
Miss El Mahroug was one of 34 women who attended parties at Mr Berlusconi's luxurious villa, where they pole danced and performed stripteases, while dressed as nuns and police officers.
Now Mr Berlusconi has been named in the latest State Department's Trafficking in Persons 2011 report, it has emerged.
The report makes mention of both the parties and underage guests, the Daily Telegraph reported.
'In February 2011, judges set a trial date for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for the alleged commercial sexual exploitation of a Moroccan child, media reports include indicate evidence of third party involvement in the case, indicating the girl was a victim of trafficking,' the report said.
Named: Mr Berlusconi, 75, is accused of having sexual relations with belly dancer Ruby, whose real name is Karima El Mahroug, when she was only 17 years old.
Charged: Authorities in Milan have accused three of Berlusconi's friends of procuring prostitutes for parties which he held at his sumptuous villa near Arcore, Milan.
Authotities in Milan have accused three of Berlusconi's friends of procuring prostitutes for parties which he held at his sumoptous villa near Milan.
Emilio Fede, 80, a news presenter on one of Berlusconi's main TV channels, showbusiness agent Lele Mora, 55, and former dental hygenist, now politician Nicole Minetti, 26. Minetti reportedly put on strip teases for the prime minister.
Mr Berlusconi's trial for underage prostitution is set to resume in Milan next month. Both he and Miss El Mahroug deny any wrong-doing.
The State Department report is based on trafficking documents from 180 countries across the world. NGOs also contribute case studies and other information to the report.
In Italy opposition politicians immediately called the naming of Mr Berlusconi 'another shameful insult' for Italy. The sleaze surrounding the Italian leader is turning the country into an international laughing stock they say.
Leoluca Orlando, of the Italy of Values party told the Daily Telegraph : "Throughout the world Berlusconi is known because of the Ruby affair is known for his smuttiness and know he has been named in this report which details people trafficking.
"This is an indecent calling card for Italy on the international stage because he is the only prime minster who is actually named as well - there is a real risk that the rest of the country will be tarred with the same brush.
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