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Italy’s Berlusconi Guilty of Tax Fraud

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to a year in prison. A Milan court Friday found the 76-year-old media magnate guilty in a case linked to the purchase of U.S. film and television rights on behalf of Mediaset, Italy’s largest private television company that he controls. Prosecutors […]

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Italy’s Berlusconi Guilty of Tax Fraud

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to four years in prison. A Milan court Friday found the 76-year-old media magnate guilty in a case linked to the purchase of U.S. film and television rights on behalf of Mediaset, Italy’s largest private television company that he controls. Prosecutors […]

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Italian Court Dismisses Bribery Charges Against Berlusconi

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A bribery case against Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was dismissed on Saturday, ending the threat of a five-year jail term for the man who has dominated Italian politics for nearly two decades A judge in Milan ruled that the case involving payments alleged to have been made by Mr. Berlusconi to British lawyer […]

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Self-Made Berlusconi: Power, Pizzaz and Faux-Pas

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to the spotlight. The self-made media mogul has been elected prime minister three times, recently telling political supporters Italy had “no alternative” to his leadership, though he also said being prime minister was a “burden that I personally would be glad to be rid of.” Through it […]

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Italy’s Berlusconi Cleared in Tax Fraud Case

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Milan has declined to indict Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on tax fraud and embezzlement charges involving his Mediaset company. Mr. Berlusconi was accused of wrongdoing in his company’s sale of film rights. The prime minister’s lawyer praised the decision, saying that Mr. Berlusconi “had nothing to do with it.” However, the […]

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Italy’s Berlusconi Survives Confidence Vote

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: APExpress 4 – 10/14/2011 4:39:00 PM – AP-APTN-2030: Italy Berlusconi Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has survived a crucial confidence vote in parliament. His center-right coalition won Friday by a vote of 316 in favor and 301 against. Protesters gathered outside the parliament chanting anti-government slogans and throwing eggs at the building. The opposition […]

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Italy’s Berlusconi Survives Confidence Vote

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has survived a crucial confidence vote in parliament. His center-right coalition won Friday by a vote of 316 in favor and 301 against. Mr. Berlusconi was forced to call the vote after his coalition failed to pass a budget provision by one vote earlier this week. On Thursday, Mr. Berlusconi […]

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Berlusconi Expects to Survive Confidence Vote

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to survive Friday’s confidence vote in parliament. Mr. Berlusconi was forced to call the vote after his center-right majority party failed to pass a budget provision by one vote earlier this week. On Thursday, Mr. Berlusconi told lawmakers there is no viable alternative to his coalition. He said […]

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Berlusconi Warns Italy Faces ‘Catastrophe’ if Government Collapses

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has warned parliament against bringing down his government in a confidence vote set for Friday, saying such an outcome would be catastrophic for the country. In a speech to lawmakers Thursday, Mr. Berlusconi said there is no viable alternative to his center-right ruling coalition. He said the collapse of his […]

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Berlusconi Addresses Parliament Ahead of Confidence Vote

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appealed to parliament to allow him to continue leading the country. He spoke a day before a critical confidence vote by lawmakers. Mr. Berlusconi said Thursday there is no “credible alternative” to his government and that early elections would not solve Italy’s financial crisis. A key partner in his […]

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