Berlusconi Sentenced To Four Years In Jail

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud connected to his television channels.

An Italian court delivered the verdict on Friday against the former Italian leader and 10 others in a six-year-old tax fraud trial. He’s also been barred from holding political office for five years.

In Italy, cases must pass two levels of appeal before the verdicts are final. Berlusconi is expected to appeal.

The verdict comes two days after Berlusconi, 76, announced he will not run for premier in upcoming elections.

Source: Sky News

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