Karima el-Mahroug, from Morocco, the woman at the center of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, is seen in the witness stand at left as she testifies for the first time ... more 
Karima el-Mahroug, from Morocco, the woman at the center of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, is seen in the witness stand at left as she testifies for the first time in the trial of three Berlusconi aides charged with recruiting her and other women for prostitution, in Milan's courthouse, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2013. El-Mahroug, known by the nickname Ruby Heart Stealer, has made carefully orchestrated statements to the media since the scandal broke but has never publicly given sworn testimony. Both she and Berlusconi deny having had sex. Prosecutors in Berlusconi's separate trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor and trying to cover it up say her testimony is unreliable and are relying on her sworn statements. Writing above judges reads in Italian "The law is equal for all."(AP Photo/Luca Bruno) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Luca Bruno
Fri, May 17, 2013 8:16 AM EDT