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Berlusconi Sentenced to Four Years in Prison


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Bloomberg said:


Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire former Italian prime minister, was found guilty of tax fraud and sentenced to four years in prison in a film-rights case involving his Mediaset SpA (MS) television company.

Berlusconi, 76, was barred from public office for a period of time, according to a sentence read today by a judge in Milan.

Fedele Confalonieri, chief executive officer of Berlusconi’s media company Mediaset SpA and a co-defendant in the trial, was absolved by the court.

The ruling came in the same week that the three time prime- minister announced that he would not run in the premiership in election due by May. Berlusconi has accused prosecutors of trying to destroy him politically.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

A rich man trying to get out of paying taxes.  Bet he never thought he would get caught?


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

View PostHilander, on 26 October 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

A rich man trying to get out of paying taxes.  Bet he never thought he would get caught?

All the rich MP's etc in the UK will be laughing at him, they never get caught.


Wonder if David Cameron will comment on this?

Edited by Coffey, 26 October 2012 - 05:55 PM.

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