Tessa Jowell (right), the UK's culture secretary, and the minister in charge of our successful Olympic bid, has been having a little local difficulty. Italian prosecutors are examining claims that a £344,000 payment was made to her husband, an international lawyer, in return for helpful testimony in a corruption probe into Italian premier and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi in 1997. Ms Jowell was drawn into the affair after it emerged that she had co-signed a £408,000 loan taken out against the value of their house, which was paid off just weeks later, apparently using the Italian money.
Looks like my article in April 2005 about the loss of her CD collection, titled Size does matter, was remarkably prescient.
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