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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:18 PM
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Berlusconi wants acquittal in corruption trial
Source: Associated Press

Berlusconi wants acquittal in corruption trial
By FRANCES D'EMILIO
The Associated Press
Friday, February 26, 2010; 2:44 PM

ROME -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi insisted on Friday that his corruption trial go forward so it can end with his acquittal, even as his lawyers were working for a possible suspension of the court hearings.

Berlusconi called the case against him "pure invention" as he spoke to a political rally a day after Italy's high court overturned the conviction of an associate in the same case.

The top court on Thursday cited the expiration of the statute of limitations as it threw out the conviction and a 4 1/2-year prison sentence for British attorney David Mills, who had been found guilty in 2009 of taking a bribe to lie in court to protect Berlusconi in a case involving the billionaire media mogul's business interests.

In a separate trial, which was scheduled to resume in Milan on Saturday, Berlusconi is accused of corrupting the witness. Berlusconi has denied any wrongdoing and has long blamed this and other judicial woes on what he contends is the left-wing sympathies of some prosecutors.



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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:22 PM
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1. Candiate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 03:22 PM by rocktivity
What's Italian for "The expiration of a statue of limitations hardly equates vindication"?

:eyes:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 04:34 PM
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