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Kinda ruins the illusion, as I thought he was untouchable.
"The statute of limitations in this case is set to expire sometime next year. In Italy, cases must pass two levels of appeal before the verdicts are final."
makes me think he'll never actually end up in jail
he can go on trial on those charges of paying for sex with an under-age teenager and trying to cover it up.
(frank drebben voice required)
DiS's reaction is basically just virginal jealousy.
how have his actions, as former leader of Italy, affected you in any way, shape or form?
Forgive me, i just don't understand the neediness of most of the posts above.
i don't understand the neediness of most of your posts either
then there's being a fucking boring, Guardian-reading lemming (general point, not specifically you).
but as you obviously don't and won't, I don't think I'll bother.
and for that I salute him.
Meaning central bank funding and deepening the recession in Europe which is our largest export market contributing to the further downturn in the UK's economy.
So yeah, a fair bit actually
She says its pretty unlikely that he'll actually go to jail but this sentence means he can't run for any public office for 3 years which keeps him out of running for the President of the republic. She and the other Italians I work with are well chuffed right now.
Almost like he was expecting this
*Allowed to appeal twice
*Prosecuted for about the millionth time
EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!
*The thing about politically motivated prosecutuions is your enemies tend to keep trying until they get the result they want.
see the EU.
or his fraud worse?
*Just saying "thrown in jail" is a bit melodramatic
*And the thing about being the most powerful man in the country is you can shrug off any amount of prosecutions. It seems now he's not top dog he's not as bulletproof as he used to be. Not that he'll end up in jail all the same. This isn't exactly the first time he's been found guilty of a crime.
now he has no protection, they can go crazy to make a point.
and it's hard to have much sympathy for a man who has been gleefully perverting the course of justice for a number of decades. And living such a brazenly bacchanalian lifestyle whilst doing so.
If he had a non *normal* lifestyle, who cares? Or is that only allowed if you're under 40 and live in Brighton?
who has a history of changing laws that he's being prosecuted under *whilst on trial.* It's not just 'biased prosecutors' who raised an eyebrow at that.
Also 'non-normal' is a very nice way of describing his lifestyle. Though a lot of that is admittedly (very loud) hearsay. Let's see how his other more salacious trial goes on that one. Assuming you'd trust any verdict against him.
Well we'd better loack up every public school boy/girl who live in London on their gap year spending Daddy's money and pretending that theyre' *poly*.
Actually let's do that.
Or the part where the girls he wasn't monogomous with were occassionally underage prostitutes? Or is this just some lazy Friday afternoon trolling?
On the other hand I'm not entirely against that suggestion.
EVERYBODY: DANCE *NOW*!
I think we should remember that the political motivation is to prevent blatant crooks, fraudsters and sex offenders from running countries.
fucking hell that first one, never seen that before, is it real?
Probably the funniest bit about that clip is Merkel waiting all that time for berlusconi but when Gordon brown turns up she instantly buggers off.
'Draquila - Italy Trembles' for detail of just how fantastically and brazenly corrupt Berlusconi actually is. He's essentially a place man for organised crime and was handpicked as such.
I genuinely never thought I'd see anyone defending a man as corrupt, inept, sleazy, hypocritical and economically destructive as Berlusconi, but as soon as a target of lefty ire gets taken down they take it upon themselves to defend his (non-existent) honour. He's like GW Bush - damn the world and all its inhabitants if I fuck everything up, at least we made some money and had a good time.
But yeah what a LAD ololol
Sentence already reduced to 12 months on first appeal due to amnesty law.
Expected to be reduced to a suspended sentence.