Will he actually serve ant jail time?

  john bunyan 19:20 24 Jun 2013
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The Italian former prime Minister , Silvio Berlusconi , has been given 7 years. I wonder if, knowing the Italian court system, he will ever actually serve time?

bunga bunga

  john bunyan 19:20 24 Jun 2013

Heading should, of course, be any, not ant!!!

  Al94 19:47 24 Jun 2013

No he won't but barring him from public office is a great move as there are loads of other cases pending against him so he will be in less of a position to "interfere"

  Aitchbee 19:53 24 Jun 2013

... he might be let out [ of the penitentiary] after a coupla' months if he is 'multo bene' [behaves himself].

  fourm member 20:22 24 Jun 2013

I haven't tried to understand the complexities of the Italian legal system but I was interested to hear the BBC correspondent say that, once all the convoluted procedures are complete, he is unlikely to go to jail because of his age.

Perhaps Stuart Hall should have moved to Italy.

  wiz-king 07:55 25 Jun 2013

He has an automatic appeal to go through first, I am sure this will take a long time, longer perhaps that is term on office.

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