Prosecutor Seeking Six Year Prison Sentence for Silvio Berlusconi

If convicted


A Milan prosecutor requested former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi serve a six-year jail term and be barred from public office if he's convicted of paying a minor for sex and abusing power for trying to cover it up.

Prosecutor Ilda Boccassini made the request today at the end of more than six hours of closing arguments in the trial. Berlusconi was ordered to stand trial in February 2011. A final ruling may come as soon as next month, after the defense response starting on June 3, Ansa newswire reported.