Saturday, February 25, 2012

Berlusconi corruption Case thrown out by Judge



Rome (CNN) -- A judge has dismissed the corruption case against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, saying that the statute of limitations has expired.

Berlusconi was charged with bribing a British lawyer, David Mills, to secure favorable testimony in legal cases.

Although Saturday's decision will spare Berlusconi prison time, the ruling is not the same as an acquittal. A written report on the case will be published within 90 days. Read More