April 15, 2014
by Ann Schober
An Italian court ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as a way to serve the ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Italy's Court of Cassation on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for his conviction for tax fraud. Prior to the high court's confirmation, Berlusconi had hoped to run for European Parliament in May. Berlusconi had fought to overturn ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Italian Senate voted on Wednesday to expel Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament, effective immediately, following his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi could face prosecution for other crimes now that his immunity has been lost. As a result of his expulsion, he may not take ...[read more]
October 19, 2013
by Max Slater
An Italian court on Friday prohibited former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from running for office for two years due to his conviction for tax fraud. However, the ruling must be approved by parliament before taking effect because Berlusconi is currently a member of the Italian Senate. If ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Michael Roberts
An Italian Senate panel on Friday voted in favor of expelling former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from his seat in parliament. Berlusconi, who was was convicted of tax fraud in 2012, chose not to appear to defend himself before the panel. The vote, which serves only as a recommendation to the ...[read more]
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]
September 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem appeared in court on Monday for allegedly falsifying his 2000 tax returns. Prosecutors argue that Menem hid bank accounts worth millions of dollars, as well as various aircraft, properties and cars from the tax authorities. Despite having been convicted in ...[read more]
August 2, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation on Thursday upheld a jail sentence for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted 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 battles over ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation began hearing an appeal by Silvio Berlusconi 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 the five-year ban to three on technical ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Nacka District Court on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden' ...[read more]

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