He is accused of working on behalf of organised criminal gangs such as the Sicilian Mafia.
And we’re feeling pretty bewitched about it, naturally.
Mills’s conviction for accepting the Berlusconi bribe was quashed in 2010 when the Italian Supreme Court ruled too much time had elapsed under Italy’s statute of limitations.
But a civil court order imposed on Mills for ‘bringing the office of prime minister into disrepute’ remained in force.
Tensions at the time of her husband’s tangled legal problems caused her to separate from him in 2006, when he was charged in an Italian court with accepting a £430,000 bribe from the former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi – another of his former clients.
But the couple never divorced and are now reconciled.