FILE - In this June 8, 2007 file photo attorney Franco Coppi attends the opening of the trial involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, which started in Milan, Italy, in the absence of all ... more 
FILE - In this June 8, 2007 file photo attorney Franco Coppi attends the opening of the trial involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, which started in Milan, Italy, in the absence of all 26 American defendants accused of kidnapping Egyptian terrorist suspect Abu Omar. He won acquittals for Giulio Andreotti in the politician's sensational trials for allegedly consorting with the Mafia. Now, on the eve of judgment day for ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, the media mogul's last-ditch hopes to avoid punishment, including a ban on holding public office for a tax-fraud conviction, largely rest on the skills of the man who is one of Italy's most celebrated defense attorneys. A strategic, late-hour addition to Berlusconi's defense team, Franco Coppi is famed for zeroing in on the kind of technicalities that could convince Italy's criminal tribunal of last resort at a hearing Tuesday to toss out the conviction by a lower-level appeals court. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file) less 
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