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
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