Former Italian PM Berlusconi Convicted In Wiretap Case

Law360, Chicago (March 7, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was reportedly convicted and sentenced to one year in prison Thursday on charges that he caused a wiretapped conversation, recorded during a probe involving a bank takeover attempt, to be illegally published in a newspaper.

An Italian court in Milan found Berlusconi and his brother Paolo Berlusconi, who ran the newspaper at issue, guilty of violating Article 326 of the country's penal code by breaching confidentiality requirements, according to the BBC, which said the politician will be able to stay...
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