Berlusconi lawyers press supreme court to acquit him of tax fraud




 
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Berlusconi lawyers press supreme court to acquit him of tax fraud
 
July 31st, 2013  
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Berlusconi lawyers press supreme court to acquit him of tax fraud
By Roberto Landucci and Barry Moody ROME (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi asked the supreme court on Wednesday to throw out a tax fraud conviction against the former prime minister in a case that may decide not only his future but that of Italy's fragile coalition government. The Court of Cassation was hearing defense arguments from both Berlusconi's lawyers and those for three others convicted by two lower courts of the fraudulent purchase of broadcasting rights by his Mediaset television empire. A verdict by the five judges is unlikely before Thursday. ...




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