CONVICTED

Silvio Berlusconi Guilty in Sex Case

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.