Berlusconi banned from politics for two years
on 19/10/2013 11:07:08
The court was ordered by Italy's highest court to determine the length of the political ban accompanying his tax fraud conviction and four-year jail term after prosecutors conceded errors in the original five-year ban.
Berlusconi already is facing the loss of his senate seat after losing his final appeal in the tax fraud conviction this summer under a 2012 law stipulating that anyone convicted to more than two years in prison cannot hold or run for office for six years.
The political bans face parliamentary approval. A Senate committee has approved withdrawing his seat based on the 2012 law, but a vote by the whole chamber is pending.