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The former prime minister of Italy is guilty of paying a teenager for sex during his so called -- -- -- -- sex parties.
That ruling today from a court in -- it senate Silvio Berlusconi to seven years in prison.
And banned him from from public office for life.
He's 76 years old now -- -- billionaire who claim those -- among the parties at his mansion were elegant dinner gatherings.
Prosecutors argued there were six parties that he paid -- paid women to attend.
Berlusconi didn't testify during the trial neither did the woman at the center of the case the former nightclub dancer known to one and all -- ruby the heart stealer.
Prosecutors that Berlusconi paid for -- -- -- was just seventeen.
And used his power to try to covered all up.
Each denies they had sex she has said she went to several of those bond among the parties back in 2010.
And that Berlusconi paid him nearly 4000 dollars after each night.
Three women judges today decided his fate and he can still appeal the verdict.
The fox sports chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is in with us tonight -- Berlusconi doesn't seem to be I don't know too pleased -- this verdict not surprises of.
-- he he's not a told -- of the verdict he didn't actually balled up to show -- -- to hear the verdict when it was read that.
But he later took to his FaceBook page to criticize.
The judges who made this verdict returning to the -- that he has often spoken -- -- that this was in his view.
A politically motivated witch -- his -- statement went home the quote but -- once again intend to resist this persecution.
Because I'm absolutely innocent and in no way he want to abandon my battle to make Italy into a truly free.
And just country his attorney did speak for him outside the cold in that attorney said that they will indeed be an appeal.
And in fact Berlusconi has two ways of appealing because of that.
This is likely to drag on for sometime yet -- figured it would Italian people seem to be kind of mixed -- -- they do and arguing about it perhaps in the only way that Italians can look at this.
And they went on apparently discussing whether -- had a lot tape or espresso that wolves -- about this stuff.
Trial all those who spoke outside the court have -- mixed opinions -- -- the verdict take selfless.
I have the impression that the verdict was a little excessive in respect to his personal responsibilities.
I don't know the exact details of their verdict for that but it seems like deja Vu but powerful and anyway it was something that was widely expected and I trust the justice system just -- -- so he's been sent -- best out of it must mean he deserved it.
Perhaps he did deserve it perhaps.
-- he didn't but a lot of legal experts say mr.
Berlusconi is unlikely to ever see the inside.
Of a prison cell because of this lengthy appeals process and because of his -- -- 76 -- -- Jonathan thanks very much.
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