According to RT, the leading Russian media network, a court in the Italian city of Pordenone has announced a verdict against Italian actress Ornella Muti for remaining absent in a play organized by Verdi Theater in Pordenone on December 10, 2010. She has been sentenced to eight months in prison or a fine of 30,000 euros for submitting a fake medical certificate to justify her absence.
The Verdi Theater, however, sued the actress as she was found to be present at a charity dinner with then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and American actor Kevin Costner in Russia’s St. Petersburg, il Giornale.
|Ornella Muti and Vladimir Putin "Federation" charity event (Picture Source : BBC)|
F4Fnews has learned from it's sources from Kremlin that Putin, within minutes of learning about the sentence given to his favourite actress, issued a cheque of 30,000 euros in the name of Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre and sent to the court authorities on her behalf.