1. CONVICTED

    Silvio Berlusconi Guilty in Sex Case

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reacts in a corridor of Milan's tribunal during a hearing of the Mediaset trial on March 1, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi on March 1. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty)

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly been convicted of abusing his power by engaging in sex-for-hire and sentenced to seven years in prison and barred from holding political office. The ruling will not be implemented, however, until Berlusconi has had the opportunity to appeal. 

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