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GUILTY Berlusconi Gets Four Years in Jail

Berlusconi Gets Four Years in Jail

An overachieving Italian court Friday sentenced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to four years in jail for tax fraud. Prosecutors only asked for a sentence of three years and eight months. Berlusconi and 10 others were being tried in connection with a scheme to purchase broadcasting rights for U.S. movies for the prime minister’s private television networks through offshore companies while falsely declaring the payments to avoid taxes. The 76-year-old politician has the right to appeal the ruling two more times, and won’t be jailed until after the final appeal.

October 26, 2012 10:47 AM