An MP from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Party has been nabbed red-handed having a crafty shuffle through a site offering the services of prostitutes.
Simeone Di Cagno Abbrescia was photographed letting his fingers do the walking on his iPad during a crucial vote to decide the future of Italy's Culture Minister, who has been accused of letting Pompeii get into a worse state than that time the volcano went boom.
The pics showed up in a rather comprehensive gallery in Italian scandal rag Oggi yesterday.
Abrrescia says he 'accidentally stumbled' across the the escort service's site in a moment of boredom because he hadn't got to grips with the iPad's fiendishly difficult user interface yet. Apparently, he then stumbled across a number of pages showing dozens of thumbnails of sex workers before stumbling onto at least three of their individual listing pages. That's an awful lot of stumbling.
The 67-year-old former Mayor of Bari, who has been married three times, swore he had never used the services of either Dolly or Daisy - two Romanian ladies whose lingerie-clad charms grace the on-line bordello in question - but admitted that he might have a bit of fast talking to to when he got home to the current (though, we suspect, not the last) Mrs Abbrescia.