How “the Knight” has fallen. Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to one year in jail for publicizing a recording of a confidential phone call related to a 2005 banking scandal. The former Italian prime minister received his sentence Thursday. This is just the beginning for Berlusconi, who is also anticipating trial for accusations of alleged tax fraud and sex with an underage prostitute. Under Italian law, he has the opportunity to seek appeal and won’t have to serve any time until all appeal trials are completed.
GUILTY Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi on March 1. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty)