Ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to 4 years in prison
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to appeal a sentence that a court in Milan handed down.
October 26th, 2012
10:20 AM ET

Ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to 4 years in prison

[Updated at 10:35 a.m. ET] Italy's flamboyant former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax fraud.

Berlusconi is likely to appeal the sentence handed down by a court in Milan, Italy. The case involved his Mediaset group and the purchase of TV rights. Berlusconi, 76, resigned as prime minister in November over his country's debt crisis, bringing to an apparent end an 18-year era in which he dominated Italian politics. For more details about the case, check out this story.

 

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  1. Maximus9

    Tax evasion? In Italy? No, really???

    October 26, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. hahaha

    Whatever. Their courts also want to jail scientists. Don't expect much from a "country" that supported Hitler and has the Vatican within its domain...

    October 26, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      We have a WINNER!!
      Top comment on this thread

      October 29, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. stan

    He won't do any time, do they allow multiple conjugal visits in Italy?

    October 26, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    And in other news, Mitt Romnesia continues his tax evasion schemes in America, not paying taxes fot ten years and O' yea, he's even running for president. Well, only in America!

    October 26, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • jackthegeek

      You must be a pure MORON on your allegations and not searching the truth. He showed his tax returns on 2010 where he paid $1.9Million dollars, plus he gave 30% of his money to charity. If he did not pay his taxes, Obama would have brought it up in debates.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • ajk68

      Just another uninformed person who supports Obama – keep living in your fantasy world.

      October 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Queendaline Schneider

    This is interesting, I think this should serve as a warning signal to others...

    October 26, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Queendaline Schneider

    I want to be a reporter for CNN... An investigating reporter

    October 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lowo

    Social Justice is gorvernanc.Berlusconi sud nt b allowd 2 buy off jugdmnt;it's a deterrent.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hollywoodjrrkij

    Kevin Spacy should play the lead roll in the movie about this guy...

    October 27, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet

    Please!! arrested...people of the world do not need governments anymore just an administration to provide services to the public, Politicians are nothing of value just thieves subordinating systems that could work with out.

    October 27, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. 2012marandalaw

    lol..Yeah Sure Dude...

    October 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ronjayaz

    The Italians dont fool around. First there was Sophia Lauren and then the scientists who goofed the earthquake and now Berlusconi . How dare he even talk of returning to politics! I'm still waiting for the prosecuting of the 9/11ers.The airlines, the flying school people, the no-interruption of our TV enjoyment after the FIRST plane hit the towers. It certainly had to alert everyone in the second tower that got hit 25 or so minutes later,

    October 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Must Say

    These are the worst comments I have ever read on a news story. I hope they are all fake.

    October 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chriss221

    The communists finally got him. Relentless.

    October 29, 2012 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. SalimAbdulah

    If he evaded taxes confiscate his accounts and his wife's and children and transfer the money to the Italian Central Bank or whatever is there.
    Stop putting people in prison if he ever gets there and he will live there like a king and leave before time .. and all his family will live like kings too from stolen money.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
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