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    Berlusconi's tax fraud jail term upheld but ban from...

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Italy's highest court has upheld Silvio Berlusconi's jail sentence for tax fraud but has referred his five-year ban from public office back to an appeal court in Milan.

    At 76, the former prime minister faces house arrest or community service rather than prison. The four-year jail term had already been reduced to one under an amnesty law.