Silvio Berlusconi Waiting for Court Ruling

Tax fraud case


Italy anxiously awaits a Supreme Court ruling on former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that could effectively end his parliamentary career and upset the country's fragile coalition.

The court is set to decide whether to confirm a one-year prison sentence and a five-year ban from public office for Berlusconi in a tax fraud case that is being closely followed in Italy and abroad.