Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer Niccolo' Ghedini uses his mobile phone outside the Court of Cassation building where Berlusconi's case on tax fraud will be decided, in Rome, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. ... more 
Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer Niccolo' Ghedini uses his mobile phone outside the Court of Cassation building where Berlusconi's case on tax fraud will be decided, in Rome, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Berlusconi's political fate is in the hands of Italy's highest court, which is preparing to hear arguments in the former premier's fraud conviction. Berlusconi has been convicted of tax fraud in a complex TV rights transaction for his Mediaset network, and sentenced to four-years in prison with a five-year ban on public office. This is his final appeal. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gregorio Borgia
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 9:43 AM EDT