Saturday, February 25, 2012

Berlusconi case

  • MILAN (AP) – A Milan court has ruled that the statute of limitations has run out in a corruption case against Silvio Berlusconi, handing Italys former prime minister another victory in a long string of judicial woes he has faced.
  • (USA Today)
  • MILAN (Reuters) - Italian judges on Saturday ended former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconis trial on charges of bribing British lawyer David Mills, saying the statute of limitations had run out and a verdict could not be reached.
  • (Reuters)
  • Rome (CNN)-- A judge has dismissed the corruption case against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, saying that the statute of limitations has expired.
  • (CNN)
  • JUDGES have thrown out a bribery case against ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi because the trial ran out of TIME. Berlusconi was accused of paying his former British tax lawyer, David Mills, to lie in court.
  • (The Sun)
  • The trial began in March 2007 and Mr. Berlusconi's lawyer has argued that he is innocent and that in any case the statute of limitations on the crime has expired. This month, prosecutors asked that Mr. Berlusconi be sentenced to five years in prison.
  • (New York Times)
  • Judges have dropped a case against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in connection with bribes allegedly paid to a British tax lawyer, saying it expired under the statute of limitations.
  • (Presstv)
  • KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A NATO spokesman is denying claims by Afghan officials that the gunman who killed two Americans today inside the Interior Ministry in Kabul was another Westerner.
  • (KTUU)
  • Italian prosecutors have demanded a five-year prison sentence for the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in his trial on corruption charges.
  • (The Guardian)
  • Milan, 22 Feb. (AKI) - A Milan appeals court rejected a motion by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconis lawyers to recuse the judges in a corruption case in which he is accused of bribery, opening the way for a verdict to be reached this weekend.
  • (AdnKronos)
  • Berlusconi and his son were part of a scheme to defraud the tax authorities of 10 million euros ($13.07 million) by inflating invoices between 2004 and 2005, prosecutors said. A Mediaset spokeswoman would not immediate comment on the case.
  • (Reuters)

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