Reports: Berlusconi's lawyers set to appeal conviction

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Photo: Dan Kitwood/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Media reports in Italy suggest lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are to appeal against his jail sentence for tax fraud, according to the BBC.

The 76-year-old was convicted of tax evasion and jailed for four years on Friday, but reports say an appeal will be lodged next month.

However, it is also believed that an appeal process could take several years.