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Prosecutor Seeks 8-Year Jail Term For Berlusconi

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posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 01:58 PM
An Italian prosecutor wants to sentence Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to eight years in jail for corruption. He is accused of bribing judges among other things. Berlusconi claims he's innocent (Of course he does. He is Italian

From: BBC: Judges urged to jail Berlusconi

A prosecutor has urged a court in the Italian city of Milan to sentence Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to eight years in jail for alleged corruption.

The trial was suspended in June last year after parliament passed a law granting the prime minister immunity, but this was later thrown out by the Constitutional Court and the trial resumed in April.

Mr Berlusconi was not in court on Friday, but he has vigorously protested his innocence.
"This is a manifest judicial persecution, which I am proud to resist, and the fact that my resistance and sacrifice will give the Italians a more fair and efficient judicial system makes me even more proud".
Berlusconi tries to ridicule the persecution and make it appear like a circus. He is well known for doing stuff like this, and he has many times made people angry with his unusual statesments.

[edit on 2006/4/26 by Hellmutt] extra DIV

posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 08:50 AM
BBC: Judges consider Berlusconi ruling

The decision will most likely be announced tomorrow.
The next 24 hours will be crucial for Berlusconi´s future.

posted on Dec, 10 2004 @ 11:35 AM

From: BBC: Berlusconi cleared of corruption

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been cleared of corruption charges.

Mr Berlusconi had been accused of bribing judges in the 1980s to favour his business interests.

He was acquitted on one count, and on the other judges in Milan ruled that the alleged offence happened too long ago for charges to be pressed.

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