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Italian court upholds Berlusconi’s tax evasion conviction

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 15:25 EDT
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Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi delivers a speech during a rally for the Popoplo Della Liberta party on February 3, 2013, in Milan.  Image AFP
 
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An Italian court on Wednesday upheld a tax fraud conviction for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, confirming his sentence of one year in prison and a five-year ban from public office.

“The court confirms the sentence against Silvio Berlusconi,” a judge at the Milan court said in a live audio feed broadcast by news channel Sky TG 24.

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