March 11, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Italy's Court of Cassation on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi was convicted in 2013 of paying for sex with an underage exotic dancer and then abusing his power to cover up the crime. However, last year an appeals court overturned the conviction ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Italian appeals court in Milan on Thursday reduced the sentences for three former aides to Silvio Berlusconi for their roles in procuring prostitutes for the former prime minister while he was in office. The convictions against former TV executive Emilio Fede and talent agent Dario Mora were ...[read more]
July 19, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in a prostitution case, reversing a lower court conviction for paying a 17-year-old dancer for sex while he was in office and for abusing his power by asking police to release her. As a result of his former ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Ann Schober
An Italian court ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as a way to serve the ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Italy's Court of Cassation on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for his conviction for tax fraud. Prior to the high court's confirmation, Berlusconi had hoped to run for European Parliament in May. Berlusconi had fought to overturn ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Italian Senate voted on Wednesday to expel Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament, effective immediately, following his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi could face prosecution for other crimes now that his immunity has been lost. As a result of his expulsion, he may not take ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Lauren Laing
An Italian court on Wednesday ordered former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial for allegedly bribing a senator to step down from a rival center-left party, which helped lead to the downfall of Romano Prodi's government in 2008. Judge Amelia Primavera set the trial for a corruption ...[read more]
October 19, 2013
by Max Slater
An Italian court on Friday prohibited former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from running for office for two years due to his conviction for tax fraud. However, the ruling must be approved by parliament before taking effect because Berlusconi is currently a member of the Italian Senate. If ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Michael Roberts
An Italian Senate panel on Friday voted in favor of expelling former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from his seat in parliament. Berlusconi, who was was convicted of tax fraud in 2012, chose not to appear to defend himself before the panel. The vote, which serves only as a recommendation to the ...[read more]
September 8, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced Sunday that he would file a petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) seeking to overturn his October 2012 tax fraud conviction. An Italian court convicted Berlusconi on charges that his media empire Mediaset purchased television ...[read more]

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