Former Italian Prime Minister bribery trial set to begin

Former Italian Prime Minister bribery trial set to begin
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 8:55am

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived monday at the Milan courthouse where he is due to stand trial. He faces charges of bribing a British lawyer in order for him to lie in court in the 1990s to protect Berlusconi's interests.

David Mills was convicted in 2009 of having taken a 600,000 dollar bribe, but the guilty verdict was overturned last year when Italy's highest criminal court ruled the statute of limitations had expired. Berlusconi is expected to testify before Christmas, but not on monday. A verdict is expected in late January.


 

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