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Italian prosecutors ask judge to charge Berlusconi for corruption in TV deal

[JURIST] Italian prosecutors in Milan Tuesday asked a judge to order Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and 12 others to stand trial on corruption charges relating to alleged fraud, tax evasion and money laundering in connection with a TV rights deal involving Mediaset [corporate website in Italian]. Mediaset, controlled by a holding company controlled by Berlusconi's family, has denied any accusations of wrongdoing, Italy's ANE news agency has more in Italian. Late last year Berlusconi was cleared by a Rome court [JURIST report] of corruption charges connected with alleged bribery of judges in the 1990s, before he became Italian prime minister.

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