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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
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
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
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
18 Jan 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Judges for the Second Court of Appeals of Milan [official website, in Italian] 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 elections in late February. Berlusconi was found … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti [official website, in Italian] 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 government influence in return for favors or payments … [read more]


Legal News
26 Oct 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was found guilty of tax fraud [judgement, PDF, in Italian] on Friday and sentenced to four years in prison on charges that his media empire Mediaset [corporate website, in Italian] purchased television rights for US movies through offshore … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty

[JURIST] 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 sentence Berlusconi to three years and eight months [JURIST report] in … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] 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, has been accused of embezzlement relating to his commercial broadcast company, … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jun 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] 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 [Reuters report] of five counts of securities fraud between … [read more]


Legal News
21 May 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Italian Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian], 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 broadcast company, Mediaset. Prosecutors in Milan had appealed after a … [read more]


Legal News
16 Feb 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] La Procura di Roma, the public prosecutors of Rome, has asked the Tribunale Ordinario di Roma [official website, in Italian] 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 Thursday. La Procura is … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A Milan criminal court on Monday denied a motion filed by Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official website, in Italian; JURIST news archive] to move his prostitution trial to the Tribunal of Ministers [official website], a special court set up to prosecute public officials. The Tribunal of Ministers would … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The Italian Chamber of Deputies [official website, in Italian] approved legislation [C.3127-A materials, in Italian] by a vote of 314-296 Wednesday to shorten the statute of limitations for criminal trials of defendants who do not have prior convictions. The Italian Senate [official website, in Italian] passed a similar version … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official website, in Italian; JURIST news archive] attended a hearing in Milan on Monday to defend himself against charges of tax fraud. After just two-and-a-half hours, Berlusconi left the trial [AP report] saying the prosecution had no case against him and that the hearing … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official website, in Italian; JURIST news archive] pledged Saturday to reform the country's judicial system, days after it was announced that he will stand trial for charges of underage prostitution [JURIST report]. Calling himself the "most persecuted man in the history of the justice … [read more]


Legal News
15 Feb 2011
by John Paul Putney

[JURIST] An Italian judge on Tuesday ordered billionaire media mogul and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor and abuse of power. Berlusconi allegedly paid 7,000 euros to then 17-year-old dancer, Karima El Mahroug, for … [read more]


Legal News
15 Oct 2010
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] Italian prosecutors on Friday launched a tax inquiry against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for tax declarations he made in 2003 and 2004 relating to the commercial broadcast company Mediaset [corporate website, in Italian], which Berlusconi founded. Berlusconi is accused of artificially inflating the price … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2010
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Newly appointed Italian cabinet minister Aldo Brancher [official profile, in Italian] resigned [press release, in Italian] Monday amidst controversy over an embezzlement indictment. Brancher, appointed on June 18 after being nominated by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, unsuccessfully attempted to use his status [Libero report] as a government official to … [read more]

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