Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi jailed for tax evasion

Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Credit: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

A court in Milan has convicted the Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of tax evasion and given him a four-year sentence.

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Reports: Berlusconi to appeal

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.