Latest News Wires Ex-Italian PM Berlusconi acquitted on sex charges

Silvio Berlusconi had been convicted by a lower Italian court for having paid for sex with an underage woman, then covering it up. An appeals court acquitted the former premier.

By , Associated Press

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An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.