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*JR*
Oct 26th, 2012, 06:43 PM
(For tax fraud, not for having sex with that 17 y.o. ho) :o

MILAN, Oct. 26, 2012 (Reuters) — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in jail on Friday for tax fraud in connection with the purchase of broadcasting rights by his Mediaset television company.

The 76-year-old billionaire, who was convicted three times during the 1990s in the first degree before being cleared by higher courts, has the right to appeal the ruling two more times before the sentence becomes definitive. He will not be jailed unless he loses the final appeal.

The ruling comes two days after Berlusconi confirmed he would not run in next year's elections as the leader of his People of Freedom (PDL) party, ending almost 19 years as the dominant politician of the center-right.

Milan judge Edoardo d'Avossa told a packed court that between 2000 and 2003, there had been "a very significant amount of tax evasion" and "an incredible mechanism of fraud" in place around the buying and selling of broadcast rights.

Read more: http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre89p0pz-us-berlusconi-mediaset

La Bella Alessandra might have to send the blackshirts to spring him from jail :help:

King Halep
Oct 26th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Finally

Sammo
Oct 26th, 2012, 07:43 PM
It's not gonna happen :o

saint2
Oct 26th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Won't believe it till I'll see it.

Fantasy Hero
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:13 PM
He's too old to be taken into jail sadly :o

Wert.
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Fatal mistake, Italy. Best politician EVAH, after Mandela.

GL Silvio.

Bismarck.
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Already been cut to one year.

FORZA SARITA
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:00 PM
sadly this day will never come :tears:

edificio
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Now this is the guy who belongs in jail. Hope he enjoys it. (Probably will not happen. Sad.)

wta_zuperfann
Oct 27th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Berlusconi and Bush are pals so it's a good bet he'll stay free with the usual pat on the back that these crooked pols get.