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Italy court bans Berlusconi from running for office for two years
An Italian court on Friday prohibited former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from running for office for two years due to his conviction for tax fraud . However, the ruling must be approved by parliament before ta (More)
Italy senate panel votes to expel Berlusconi from parliament
An Italian Senate panel on Friday voted in favor of expelling former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from his seat in parliament. Berlusconi, who was was convicted of tax fraud in 2012, chose not to appear to de (More)
Berlusconi challenges tax fraud conviction in Europe rights court
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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 con (More)
Italy Supreme Court upholds jail sentence for Berlusconi
Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation on Thursday upheld a jail sentence for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted of tax fraud in October. The court's decision upholds a four-year prison sentence, marking his first definitive co (More)
Italy top court hears Berlusconi tax fraud appeal
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation began hearing an appeal by Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of his tax fraud conviction, which, if upheld, would prevent the former prime minister from taking political office for fi (More)
Berlusconi sentenced to 7 years on underage prostitution charges
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was convicted Monday on charges of underage prostitution and abuse of power. The Milan court sentenced Berlusconi to seven years in prison and barred him from public (More)
Italy prosecutors accuse Berlusconi of bribing senator
Italian prosecutors on Thursday called for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to face another trial on charges of bribing a senator. The prosecutors accuse Berlusconi of having paid former senator Sergio De G (More)
Italy appeals court upholds Berlusconi tax fraud conviction
A Milan appeals court on Wednesday upheld the tax fraud conviction of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], affirming his four-year sentence. He was convicted in October on charges that his media empire (More)
Berlusconi sentenced to one year in prison for releasing private wiretaps
A Milan court on Wednesday sentenced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to one year in prison for publicly releasing private wiretaps in 2005. In particular, Berlusconi's sentence stems from his convi (More)
Milan court sets Berlusconi sex trial verdict for after February elections
A Milan court on Monday set a timetable for hearings in the underage sex trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive], setting the last session of the trial for early March, two weeks after the February (More)