September 8, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced Sunday that he would file a petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) seeking to overturn his October 2012 tax fraud conviction. An Italian court convicted Berlusconi on charges that his media empire Mediaset purchased television ...[read more]
May 8, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Milan appeals court on Wednesday upheld the tax fraud conviction of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, affirming his four-year sentence. He was convicted in October on charges that his media empire Mediaset purchased television rights for US movies through offshore companies and ...[read more]
October 26, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty of tax fraud on Friday and sentenced to four years in prison on charges that his media empire Mediaset purchased television rights for US movies through offshore companies and falsely declared the costs on its taxes. The prosecutors ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
A judge in Rome, Italy, dropped a fraud charge against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi 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 in prison on the fraud charges. ...[read more]
June 18, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Italian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi 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]
May 21, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Italian Court of Cassation, the country's highest appeals court, on Friday upheld a ruling clearing former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of fraud and embezzlement charges relating to his commercial broadcast company, Mediaset. Prosecutors in Milan had appealed after a judge ruled in ...[read more]
October 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 15, 2010, Italian prosecutors launched a tax inquiry against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax declarations he made in 2003 and 2004 relating to the commercial broadcast company, Mediaset, which Belusconi founded. Prosecutors accused him of inflating the price of film rights sold ...[read more]
April 11, 2011
by Ann Riley
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 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 saying the prosecution had no case against him and that the hearing was a waste of time. Berlusconi's media ...[read more]
October 15, 2010
by Drew Singer
Italian prosecutors on Friday launched a tax inquiry against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax declarations he made in 2003 and 2004 relating to the commercial broadcast company Mediaset, which Berlusconi founded. Berlusconi is accused of artificially inflating the price of film rights ...[read more]
April 20, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Milan judges presiding over the tax fraud trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suspended the trial Monday while consulting with a Constitutional Court on the legitimacy of a new law that Berlusconi has invoked to postpone criminal proceedings against him for 18 months. The case is the ...[read more]

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