Wednesday 20 November 2019

Berlusconi ends community service

Silvio Berlusconi's legal battles are not over
Silvio Berlusconi's legal battles are not over

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has completed his community service stint on an Alzheimer's ward as part of a tax fraud sentence.

The three-time former premier made no statements as he left the Sacra Famiglia centre near Milan on Friday, the last of his four-hour weekly stints.

He quickly dived back into politics, meeting with the leader of the anti-immigration Northern League as the splintered centre-right puts out feelers for alliances for regional elections in May.

Berlusconi's legal battles are not over.

Italy's highest court rules next week on his acquittal on a charge of having paid for sex with an under-age prostitute and using his influence to cover it up.

He is also under investigation in Milan for judicial corruption for allegedly paying off witnesses in that case.

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