Italy’s billionaire ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to four years in prison.The sentence was later reduced to one year because he is
rich old a TV station owner powerful Milanese sexy a soccer team owner entitled to this under some inexplicable but very Italian law. Martyn McLaughlin says Mr. B. wants to serve his time in a women’s prison, but the Washington Post‘s Max Fisher thinks he’ll avoid the pokey. Again.
The sentence includes a 10 million Euro fine and a prohibition on serving in public office. Mr. Berlusconi can well afford the fine, and had already announced that he won’t run for PM again. [Expressive Italian shrug goes here].
“Processo Mediaset, 4 anni a Berlusconi Replica in tv : ‘Giudici da paese incivile,’” Antonio Castaldo, Courierre della Serra
“Frode fiscale sui diritti tv Mediaset Berlusconi condannato a 4 anni interdizione dai pubblici uffici per 5,” La Stampa
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