Berlusconi Gets Jail Sentence in Wiretap Trial
Posted: 3/7/2013 | By: Manuela D'Alessandro | Reuters
(Reuters) - An
Italian court sentenced ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday
to one year in jail over the publication by his family's newspaper of a
transcript of a leaked wiretap connected to a banking scandal in 2006.
Italian justice system rules
mean the 76-year-old media billionaire would not have to serve any jail
time until the appeals process has been exhausted, and a higher court
may still overturn the ruling.