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Italy court rejects Berlusconi's request to suspend trial until after election
Judges for the Second Court of Appeals of Milan on Friday rejected a request by the lawyers of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berulsconi [BBC profiles, JURIST news archive] to suspend his appellate proceedings until after Italy's general elec (More)
Italy passes anti-corruption law
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Tuesday approved a new law that imposes harsher sanctions on officials engaged in corruption in both the public and private sectors. Public officials convicted of abuse of office, bribery and exploiting governm (More)
Berlusconi sentenced to 4 years for tax fraud
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was found guilty of tax fraud on Friday and sentenced to four years in prison on charges that his media empire Mediaset purchased television rights for US movies th (More)
Italy judge dismisses fraud charge against Berlusconi
A judge in Rome, Italy, dropped a fraud charge against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday after finding that the statute of limitations had expired. Last week Italian prosecutors had asked to sent (More)
Italy prosecutors seek prison sentence for Berlusconi
Italian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to three years and eight months in prison on fraud charges. Berlusconi, who resigned as prime minister in November, ha (More)
Thailand court sentences Indian financier to jail for embezzlement
A court in Thailand sentenced former Indian financier Rakesh Saxena to 10 years in prison on Friday for embezzling tens of millions of dollars from a bank in Thailand during the 1990s. The Bangkok South Criminal Court, found Saxena guilty of five c (More)
Italy high court upholds ruling clearing Berlusconi
The Italian Court of Cassation , 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 broadcas (More)
Italy court dismisses Berlusconi corruption case
A Milan court on Saturday dismissed corruption charges against former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [Guardian backgrounder; JURIST news archive], finding that the statute of limitations had expired. Berlusconi was on trial for allegedly b (More)
Prosecutors ask Roman court to try Italy ex-PM Berlusconi for tax evasion
La Procura di Roma, the public prosecutors of Rome, has asked the Tribunale Ordinario di Roma to put former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and his son on trial for tax evasion, judicial sources said on T (More)
Berlusconi facing new trial on wiretap charges
A judge in Milan ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archives] will stand trial for publicly releasing a secret wiretap in 2005. The prosecution alleges that Berlusconi published the transcrip (More)