March 07, 2013


Berlusconi Gets Jail Sentence

"An Italian court sentenced ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to one year in jail over the publication by his family's newspaper of a transcript of a leaked wiretap connected to a banking scandal in 2006," Reuters reports.

"However, judicial sources said the charges will expire in mid-September, before an appeal trial can be completed, because of the statute of limitations. So no matter what happens in the appeal, it is unlikely that Berlusconi would serve time in jail."










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