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Bunga Behind Bars: Court Sentences Berlusconi To 4 Years In Prison

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It seems Berlusconi's recent comments on not running for office were very prescient as he has just been slapped with a four year jail sentence for tax fraud and banned from politics for five years:

  • *EX-PREMIER BERLUSCONI GUILTY OF TAX FRAUD IN TV RIGHTS TRIAL
  • *ITALY EX-PREMIER BERLUSCONI SENTENCED 4 YEARS BY MILAN COURT
  • *MILAN COURT BARS BERLUSCONI FROM POLITICS FOR 5 YEARS    :MS IM

Bunga Bugga? We do note the farce of all this as DPA notes: Berlusconi will not serve his sentence if he appeals against the first instance judgement.

 


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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:16 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Free Jon Corzine!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:17 | Link to Comment MiltonFriedmans...
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This agression will not stand, man.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Berlusconi will not serve his sentence if he appeals against the first instance judgement.

The perp on the left thought that, too. 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment redpill
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Yeah but the perp on the right is still free.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment flacon
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Lots of pretty Italian hookers in jail to service Berl? What's he gonna do?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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What....no double secret probation?

 

Guy's a rookie - Jon Corzine

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment gojam
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:07 | Link to Comment metastar
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And when will the criminals at the top of American government see prison time???

No, No, No ... those private prisons are intended for the citizen slave class.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:07 | Link to Comment Agent P
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He did get double secret probabtion for the tax fraud...it was not predicting the earthquake that got him four years in the pokey.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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The real punishment was not being able to run for office for 5 years.  Are they kidding? That's torture.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment TIMBEEER
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he will be very careful not to drop the bar of soap. It could become one ugly soap opera bunga bunga.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:09 | Link to Comment malikai
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Is is just me or does anyone else think Blago should have been a Pastor in a Texas evangelical Superchurch?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment WhiteChrist
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Indeed, it will not stand. The thralls of darkness shall never ashame such great men as Berlusconi or Corzine. The Lord will see to this, as their work is His. I bow before their likes, as should any other. There is no need to worry. Instead, let us look to today's doings at His cheapings and buy. This is bullish, as the Lord leaveth no friend in the lurch.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Blankfein's first name is spelled, "Llord," with two Ls.

And some dude on the radio was dreaming about your birthday.

Welcome.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:18 | Link to Comment tawse57
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There is an automatic right of appeal in the Italian system so he can drag this out for a while longer yet I guess.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:18 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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  Berlusconi-ing Euro-politicians just took on an uglier look.  If Rajoy has any criminal activity to hide, then we get the Spanish bailout accord this weekend.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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Criminal activity can be created by one stroke of the keyboard.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:18 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Party on......Party on !!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Tooooooga........tooooooga!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:19 | Link to Comment jjsilver
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The Organic Laws of the United States of America limit federal taxation and legislation to the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States (Congress)

United States Territorries: District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the trust territory of the Pacific Islands

SEVEN ELEMENTS OF JURISDICTION
http://www.freedomsite.net/files/juris.htm

Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State-CSPOA - Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association
http://www.cspoa.org/library/Unraveling_Federal_Jurisdiction.pdf

“Citizenship for Dummies”
http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/mitchell/citizenship.for.dummies.htm

American Governance
http://www.usavsus.info/

Balzac v. People of Porto Rico, 258 U.S. 298 (1922) This Supreme Court opinion by Chief Justice William Howard Taft identifies United States district courts as territorial courts. Any federal court calling itself a “United States District Court” will be a court that is limited to federal territory and federal property.

"Once jurisdiction is challenged, the court cannot proceed when it clearly appears that the court lacks jurisdiction, the court has no authority to reach merits, but rather should dismiss the action." Melo v. U.S. 505 F 2d 1026

A judgment rendered by a court without personal jurisdiction over the defendant is void. It is a nullity. [A judgment shown to be void for lack of personal service on the defendant is a nullity.] Sramek v. Sramek, 17 Kan. App. 2d 573, 576-77, 840 P.2d 553 (1992), rev. denied 252 Kan. 1093 (1993).

"A court cannot confer jurisdiction where none existed and cannot make a void proceeding valid. It is clear and well established law that a void order can be challenged in any court", OLD WAYNE MUT. L. ASSOC. v. McDONOUGH, 204 U. S. 8, 27 S. Ct. 236 (1907).

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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you forgot 'is`rael'...

 depending on 'what the definition of 'is', is'?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:09 | Link to Comment recidivist
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As long as we are the world's policeman, the entire globe is our beat...as a corollary, rendition is just a transfer.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:38 | Link to Comment JR
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We may soon learn, "You can't teach an old dog to live on a chain."

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:26 | Link to Comment El Viejo
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Populist Rep Wright Patman of Texas suggested(during a House hearing in 1939) that the FED could be taxed because it was privately owned by the twelve reserve banks of the Federal Reserve.(private banks) A DC tax collector was also convinced that the FED was not part of the government because the Board of Governors had purchased the property in 1935 for $750,000 and DC sent a property tax bill to the FED's Board of Governors, but the governors refused to pay. (The Treasury department had signed over the deed which relinquished "all the right title and interest of the United States of America." )
Begging the question: How can the government sell real estate to itself? In 1941 DC scheduled a public auction for delinquent taxes. The auction was postponed several times and eventually DC gave up. (there was a war going on at the time)

The twelve Reserve Banks, to make sure it didn't happen again, executed a quit claim deed elliminating any suggestion that they owned the building.
Hence the FED has always been quasi-government. (independent and probably rightly so from politicians)(Now if we could only separate it from bankers)

from "Secrets of the Temple", William Greider

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment HD
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The second he dared to say he would run against Goldman puppets his fate was sealed.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment rqb1
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you right.  it seems italy has put the only guy who could rescue it in a bind. 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:12 | Link to Comment rqb1
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you are right.  it seems italy has put the only guy who could rescue it in a bind

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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i love it, do 4, immediately start campaigning, get elected at 5.

 

 

almost as big a joke as our political system.  

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Orly
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Except for the whole hold your scientists accountable for an earthquake thing.

We wouldn't stoop that low...

Would we?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Bob
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My thought as well.  It seems the public may be only beginning to vent its ire.  Shit could get real interesting. 

American Spring 2014. 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Algos have locked onto

AAPL 610

AMZN 230

I guess that will keep the ES from breaking below 1400 again.  

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:25 | Link to Comment wandstrasse
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so you are not really interested in signore Berlusconi, right?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment 1eyedman
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140.77 SPY ...its been a long time since we had a good black and blue Fri/Mon lurch south.

can you say goodmorning to 1340 on tuesday?

 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:01 | Link to Comment helping_friendl...
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Yea of little faith.

The market will be Einhorned. 

He said so it must be so!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Can't have Bunga Bunga screwing up the squid's plans.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment Orly
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Of course he can bed all the 16 year-old girls he wants to...but, just last week he was hinting at running again for PM and getting Italy out of the Euro.

So he won't have to go to jail but he can't run for office for five years.

What a co-inky-dink.

:/

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment YungHungAndLegal
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F*ck him.  He and Corzine and the rest of the degenerates can spend their remaining years painting eachothers toenails, washing their underware in the sink, and cooking grilled cheese sandwiches on the radiator of their jail cell.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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You may just live to see U.S. bankster-politicians behind bars on a mass scale... http://tinyurl.com/cd5cyjo/

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:43 | Link to Comment Vince Clortho
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Two questions:

1.  Will he be going to Federal-Fuck-him-in-the-ass prison?

2.  Do they allow Sex on these Conjugal Visits?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment aleph0
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My guess is the moment he said that Italy should leave the Euro - he was a branded man.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment paulie
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He says true things but lacked the guts to put them into practice.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment 1eyedman
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can anyone trace trichets slip of the lip that led to him trying to get with a miad (in nyc? really? where high end prosttutes are a google seach away?)

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:31 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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I disagree. I was a long time supporter of Berlusconi, also here on ZH. Fact is that he started long ago to go after that curious Italian caste that is the Magistratura, which is a Civil Service of career lawyers that after passing a Chinese Mandarin-like testing serve as Public Accusers and Judges - and was infiltrated during the Cold War by legions of (at that time) Moscow-friendly Communists.

Classic Non-Elected, by the way. Sometimes with a Judge on a second instance case of which he was the Public Accuser in the first.

They hate his tycoon, conservative and liberal guts, they hate the fact that the Mani Pulite Affair did not work the way they wanted - they would have had to arrest and indict the whole million-strong entrepreneural class - and they have embroiled him in something like 30+ cases, where he usually gets out in the second or third instance.

His "get Italy out of the EUR" was a classic Berlusconi manouver - mostly testing the political waters around the new protest movements where we also find that clown Beppe Grillo. Yes, he would put this on the table as bargaining chip if he will be back in power, but this is the Italian conservative position anyway.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:01 | Link to Comment aleph0
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You may be right .

OTOH ... do you remember when German President Wulff had stated he would NOT sign the ESM-Contract ? ... well, it didn't take very long for him to become the most disliked Bundespräsident ever ( thx to the controlled MSM propaganda ). Gauck took over, and he has already signed the ESM-contract ... probably the first act-of-state he did.

Sure ... all these people have skeletons in their cupboards - which make them easy to control - perfect for the PTB.

JMHO FWIW

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Pseudo Anonym
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sacrificed by banksters for proceeding w/o permission:

His "get Italy out of the EUR" was a classic Berlusconi manouver - mostly testing the political waters around the new protest movements where we also find that clown Beppe Grillo.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment combatsnoopy
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AH, but now!  Now, the Super Mario Brothers: Mario Monti and Mario Draghi get to hop on mushrooms, peg brick ceilings for gold coins and hurdle trees while they use their own revolving doors with Goldman Sachs. 

 

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 02:40 | Link to Comment Uskatex
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BS. It is true that Italian judiciary class is somewhat a caste, but typically they are very professional, and independent. Some judges are corrupt, but these usually will not declare guilty Berlusconi. I believe that, on average, a judge will ponder a lot before declaring guilty B., because he knows that a large part of Italian newspapers and virtuall all televisions will scrutinize his/her sentence and will tell, or suggest, that the sentence is biased and is due to "political reasons" (exactly what is happening in this case).

The truth is that Berlusconi actually committed most, if not all, the crimes he is accused of. He managed to escape in the referred 30+ cases mainly because he was able to change the laws, cancelling the offences, and above all using the "prescrizione" (statute of limitations), an absurd Italian law that prescribes that most crimes cannot be prosecuted after a given number of years from their execution, even if the trial has begun. Put together with the slowness of Italian justice (again, mainly due to laws made by our political class), the result was that B. managed to escape virtually all his judgements, even if he was guilty.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:35 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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oh, sure, there is a lot of things B did that are against the law. nevertheless I understand there is no nation like Italy where the entrepreneur class is so vast and so bad at following the law - while being notoriously bad at providing a sensible legal framework for entrepreneuship.

you agree on the "somewhat a caste". corruption of judges is nothing new, what counts is how much.

I agree on many being very professional and independent

but do you agree on a number of their Magistrature doing a lot of politically motivated moves?

ah, probably B is just doing a bit of fancy legwork so that the Prez gives him a life-senatorship (and so life-immunity) - just like Monti

remember his patron Bettino Craxi? At the end this is what scares him, to end in "exile", longing after all the hot girls that party in Italy...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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That explains the sudden withdrawal from the Italian Elections earlier this week. I'm sure he will be sent to a nice "Hugo Escobar-ish" executive retreat, with his own guards, and open visiting hours.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:25 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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4 days holding pattern around 1410 on ES cash.

What a way to kill off all those straddles and strangles.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Were you not paying attention in the pre-flight?  This mission has a hard deck.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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A bankster/Politifag going to jail? I will believe it when i see it. 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Don't despair, I'm banking on patriots inside and outside the military to do the right thing very soon. The banksters are desperately trying to start WWIII from the Middle East to the Senkaku Islands and it's not working. Nobody wants to see missiles flying and everyone wants to see the bankster-politicians behind bars.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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/nvmnd

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:02 | Link to Comment Reptil
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20 inch

what's "ouch" in Italian?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment hedgehog9999
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This is beautiful, ........... fucking beautiful!!!

Who would have thunk it. Italian justice at its best....fucking tax cheat!! and he was demanding the Greeks pay ther taxes just like that other gucci loving corrupt french broad!!you double standard currupt  fucker!

This is a good example for Ubummer to put Corzine in jail!!!

But I digress, let's hope the next Pres sees the light!!!

 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:11 | Link to Comment GoldbugVariation
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They got Al Capone on his taxes too.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment malikai
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They would have gotten Capone for holidng up a liquor store with a knife if it wasn't for prohibition turning him into a big boss.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment JR
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...if it wasn't for prohibition turning him into a big boss.

But Joe Kennedy walked free.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:43 | Link to Comment malikai
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Oh it wasn't free. He had to share the loot with James Roosevelt.

Cronyism knows no time or place.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:38 | Link to Comment JR
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Perfect! And spread some of it in the Chicago election.

As JFK said, Dad said he would help buy an election, but he wasn't going to pay for a landslide:

“Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.”

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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His cell mate is in trouble when he gets the bunga urge.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment combatsnoopy
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Nah, they just couldn't use a honey trap on him.   Maybe he's gay.  That's a way to protect your agents from using the same tricks they used on everyone else.  Spitzer, Assange...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:20 | Link to Comment JR
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Berlusconi may be a shady character but he is a powerhouse unto himself and for the central bankers, that’s a dangerous prospect. If he can’t be imprisoned then he’s got to be barred from office. It reminds me of Stalin‘s tactics.

From Solzhenitzyn: “At no time have governments been moralists. They never imprisoned people and executed them for having done something. They imprisoned and executed them to keep them from doing something.”

As for the purity of Berlusconi’s accusers, it’s become apparent that the entire Eurozone is in a restraining harness to keep politicians in line as the central bank heads for political control as well as monetary control, while the internationall bankers engage in fraud with impunity.

From James C. Kenney, author of The Dark Age of Money:

“Why must Greece accept austerity because its politician’s entered into a series of deals structured by Goldman Sachs specifically designed to deceive its EU partners?  If Goldman Sachs authored documents with the intent of fraud then Goldman Sachs is required to bear the losses and prosecution.”

Yet, it’s always the people who pay with austerity while Goldman walks free to continue stealing.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment tocointhephrase
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RIP Carlo Giuliani 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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The real shame is that they won't be able to find someone 40 years his senior to bunga bunga him in the clink.

(yeah, yeah...i know he'll never see a day of time)

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:06 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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The ZH headline is clear. My local paper wrote "Berlusconi given 4 years" and I thought he was given 4 years to pay back the money.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment walküre
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He should have done the Mussolini and defaulted on the debt to the banks. Instead they installed Mario Monti, a Goldman puppet to make sure the Italians won't default.

Fucked up? You bet.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Didn't you know there is a law in Italy? It says Bunga Bunga can never go to jail!

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!