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Court in Naples convicts Berlusconi of bribing a senator

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A court in Naples has convicted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of corruption charges accusing him of bribing a senator to favor his center-right alliance in Parliament a decade ago.


   The court also announced it was giving Berlusconi a three-year prison sentence. But since the statute of limitations is expiring, the media mogul won't have to serve the sentence as the case will be thrown out soon before appeals can be heard. In Italy, sentences are served only after two levels of appeals, which take years, are heard.

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