Ruby the Heartbreaker, whose real name is Karima Keyek, had been at an orgiastic Valentine's Day party at the prime minister's Villa Arcore outside of Milan last year, where she reportedly bragged that she was the niece of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Never mind that Keyek is Moroccan.) So it seemed logical to the prime minister that he'd help out the Egyptian president's niece, saving Mubarak potential embarrassment, when he was told that Ruby was in jail for allegedly stealing €3,000 from a belly dancing colleague. "I have a big heart," Berlusconi told reporters after the incident. "I take action whenever there is someone in need."
But Ruby was not the niece of Mubarak, and it now seems apparent that Berlusconi was actually also trying to avoid his own embarrassing situation.