facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Judge throws out one Berlusconi case

June 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ROME, June 27 (UPI) -- A judge dismissed a fraud charge against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, ruling Wednesday the statute of limitations had expired.

The case, which was being heard in Rome, involved a subsidiary of Berlusconi's broadcasting company, Mediaset, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Berlusconi's son, Pier Silvio, and Frank Agrama, a producer and director, were among several others charged.

Berlusconi is on trial in Milan on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute and then attempting to cover up his actions and, in a separate case, with illegal wiretapping. He was acquitted in Milan of media fraud involving the trading of film rights.

The former prime minister has said the prosecutions are all political.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Poll: Voters don't like Republicans but will vote for them Poll: Voters don't like Republicans but will vote for them
2
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
3
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
4
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt
5
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback