Italy

Aug. 8, Berlusconi trying to change the subject

There is a famous saying among defense attorneys: when the facts are against you argue the law; when the law is against you, argue the facts; when both the facts and the law are against you, yell! That’s what we’re seeing after the conviction of Berlusconi in his tax fraud case: much yelling, as a…

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Aug 4, Threats of “civil war.”

What is astonishing is that Berlusconi’s supporters scream and shout about democracy being subverted, magistrates ignoring voters. But of course they never talk about the actual facts and evidence of the cases against Berlusconi. The fact that three different courts have found incontrovertible evidence that completely phony transactions were invented in order to inflate the…

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Aug. 2, Justice Being Negotiated

It worries me greatly that — as soon as Berlusconi’s conviction was handed down — his fate has become a subject of political negotiation. Nothing in Italian justice is ever clear. The court rather than taking final responsibility for banning Berlusconi for public life has kicked the can back to Milan for “revision” and recalculation…

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July 30, Waiting for final judgment in Berlusconi fraud case

Waiting for the final judgment in the Berlusconi/Mediaset fraud case.

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