Berlusconi: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty.

Berlusconi: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty.

Appearing on television after an appeals court upheld his conviction on abuse of office  sex offences  bribery tax fraud, one of his many convictions, billionaire septuagenarian, football team ownerBunga-Bunga Party host, one-time cruise ship crooner and disgraced former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi claimed he is being harassed by vengeful political enemies:

“Today’s sentence confirmed my belief that a part of the judicial authorities has become irresponsible”

“I have never been anyone’s silent partner, I have never devised any system of fiscal fraud, there have never been false invoices in the history of Mediaset, just like there are no hidden funds abroad that are linked to me or my family.”

“In exchange for the commitments I have made for my country over almost 20 years and now as I am coming to the end of my public life, I have been rewarded with accusations and a verdict that is founded on absolutely nothing, that takes away my personal freedom and my political rights.”

“Is this the Italy that we want? Is this the Italy that we love? Absolutely not.”

Uh huh.

And what are others saying?

“The Berlusconi Circus,” Michael Day, The Independent

“The Silvio Berlusconi political circus doesn’t end here,” Dino Amenduni, The Guardian

Circus? Well, it must be Show Biz, it’s in Variety:

“Silvio Berlusconi Jail Term Confirmed,” Nick Vivarelli, Variety

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