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.