Sivlio Berlusconi leaves his residence of Grazioli palace, in Rome, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Italy's former premier, Silvio Berlusconi, for the first time in decades of criminal prosecutions related to ... more 
Sivlio Berlusconi leaves his residence of Grazioli palace, in Rome, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Italy's former premier, Silvio Berlusconi, for the first time in decades of criminal prosecutions related to his media empire was definitively convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to prison by the nation's highest court, Judge Antonio Esposito, in reading the court's decision Thursday, declared Berlusconi's conviction and four-year prison term "irrevocable." He also ordered another court to review the length of a ban on public office — the most incendiary element of the conviction because it threatens to interrupt, if not end, Berlusconi's political career. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Andrew Medichini
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 2:08 PM EDT