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Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A Milan court declared on Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] has fully served his sentence for tax fraud and will now be permitted to travel out of the country. Berlusconi was found guilty of tax fraud [JURIST report] in 2012 and … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Italy's Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian] on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive]. Berlusconi was convicted [AP report] in 2013 of paying for sex with an underage exotic dancer and then abusing his power to cover up the … [read more]


Legal News
13 Nov 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] An Italian appeals court in Milan on Thursday reduced the sentences for three former aides to Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for their roles in procuring prostitutes for the former prime minister while he was in office. The convictions against former TV executive Emilio Fede and talent … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jul 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] in a prostitution case, reversing a lower court conviction [JURIST report] for paying a 17-year-old dancer for sex while he was in office and for abusing his power by asking police to … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] An Italian court ruled [ANSA report] Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile] must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud [JURIST report]. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Italy's Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian] on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for his conviction for tax fraud. Prior to the high court's confirmation, Berlusconi had hoped to run for European Parliament … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] Italy's Constitutional Court released a judgment [text, in Italian] Tuesday detailing their reasoning for striking down the country's current electoral law in a December ruling. The voting law, which has been widely criticized for making election results uncertain, was ruled unconstitutional for its provisions that granted major benefits to … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2013
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The Italian Constitutional Court [official website, in Italian] on Wednesday ruled [materials, in Italian] that portions of the country's electoral law breach its constitution [text, PDF]. This decision overturns [Bloomberg report] both a measure in the law that prevents voters from choosing their parliamentary representative and one that gives … [read more]


Legal News
28 Nov 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Italian Senate [official website, in Italian] voted on Wednesday to expel Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from parliament, effective immediately, following his conviction [JURIST report] for tax fraud. Berlusconi could face prosecution for other crimes now that his immunity has been lost. As a … [read more]


Legal News
24 Oct 2013
by Lauren Laing

[JURIST] An Italian court on Wednesday ordered former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to stand trial for allegedly bribing a senator to step down from a rival center-left party, which helped lead to the downfall of Romano Prodi's government in 2008. Judge Amelia Primavera set the … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] 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 [JURIST report]. However, the ruling must be approved by parliament before taking effect [BBC report] because Berlusconi is currently … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2013
by Michael Roberts

[JURIST] An Italian Senate [official website] 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 [JURIST report] of tax fraud in 2012, chose not to appear to defend himself before the … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] 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) [official website] seeking to overturn his October 2012 tax fraud conviction. An Italian court convicted [JURIST report] Berlusconi on charges that his media … [read more]


Legal News
2 Aug 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian] on Thursday upheld a jail sentence for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted [JURIST report] of tax fraud in October. The court's decision upholds a four-year prison sentence, marking his first definitive court conviction after years of court … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2013
by Sydney Normil

[JURIST] Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian] 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 five years. Prosecutors are seeking to reduce … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] 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 office for life. A panel of three judges found Berlusconi guilty … [read more]


Legal News
9 May 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] 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 [AKI report] Berlusconi of having paid former senator Sergio De Gregorio €3 million following the parliamentary election in 2006 to … [read more]


Legal News
8 May 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] 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 [JURIST report] in October on charges that his media empire Mediaset [corporate website, in Italian] purchased television rights for … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2013
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A Milan court on Wednesday sentenced [video] 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 conviction of publishing the transcript of a tapped phone conversation in Il … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] 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 24–25 national elections. One of many proceedings … [read more]

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