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Berlusconi loses immunity from prosecution

Mr. Berlusconi faces three trials as yesterday afternoon Italian Constitutional Court amended his “legitimate impediment” law that had granted him immunity from prosecution.

Yesterday’s Constitutional Court meeting stated that part of the law passed by Berlusconi’s government last April is unconstitutional.

As a consequence, immunity from prosecution granted to Berlusconi and his ministers until October was cancelled.

Mr. Berlusconi is defendant in three trials that had been paralyzed by the law passed by his government in April. However his  trials on bribery and tax fraud (Mills, Mediaset, and Mediatrade) are now likely to restart. Continue reading

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