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BREAKING NEWS ~ Berlusconi cleared of corruption charges

[JURIST] AP is reporting that an Italian court has cleared Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of corruption charges.

12:45 PM ET - Berlusconi was cleared of one charge on grounds that the statute of limitations had run out, although the judges ruling suggested he was in fact guilty of authorising aides to influence a Rome judge in 1991. He was fully cleared on the second charge. A full Reuters story is now available here.

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