Italy high court upholds ruling clearing Berlusconi Jaclyn Belczyk at 9:21 AM ET
[JURIST] The Italian Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian], the country's highest appeals court, on Friday upheld a ruling clearing former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of fraud and embezzlement charges relating to his commercial broadcast company, Mediaset. Prosecutors in Milan had appealed after a judge ruled in October that there was not enough evidence to indict Berlusconi. That judge did order Berlusconi's son Pier Silvio and Mediaset chairman Fedele Confalonieri to stand trial in the same case, which is ongoing in Milan.
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