Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, campaigning for Italy’s general election next month, was denied a request for a delay of his criminal trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor until after the vote.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP hired a Washington team of white collar attorneys formerly of White & Case LLP and led by former acting U.S. Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General George J. Terwilliger III.
Silvio Berlusconi, the 76-year-old billionaire and former Italian prime minister, was found guilty by a Milan court of paying a minor for sex and abusing the power of his office. He was sentenced to seven years although he is unlikely to ever spend a day in jail.
A Milan prosecutor requested former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi serve a six-year jail term and be barred from public office if he’s convicted of paying a minor for sex and abusing power for trying to cover it up.