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ON TRIAL Prosecutors Suggest Jail for Berlusconi Luca Bruno / AP Photo

Prosecutors Suggest Jail for Berlusconi

Which Berlusconi trial is this one? The former Italian leader has six cases pending against him in the Milan courts currently, and the prosecutor in the case involving tax fraud isn’t taking it lightly. Fabio De Pasquale recommended on Wednesday that Berlusconi serve five years in prison for paying a British lawyer $600,000 to lie about the former prime minister’s tax evasion and other financial cover-ups involving his media holdings. A statute of limitations is due to expire on the case in July, meaning a verdict must be reached before then. Berlusconi stepped down from office in November amidst the financial downfall in Europe.

February 15, 2012 10:18 AM