Quantcast

Judges throw out Berlusconi bribery trial

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:18 EDT
google plus icon
silvioberlusconi_afp
 
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

An Italian court threw out bribery charges against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday saying the statute of limitations had come into force, bringing the five-year trial to an end.

Prosecutors had requested a five-year prison term for Berlusconi, who was accused of having paid off his former British tax lawyer David Mills to provide false testimony in his favour in two trials in the 1990s.

Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
AFP journalists cover wars, conflicts, politics, science, health, the environment, technology, fashion, entertainment, the offbeat, sports and a whole lot more in text, photographs, video, graphics and online.
 
 
 
 
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.
 
Google+