[JURIST] Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] announced Sunday that he would file a petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] seeking to overturn his October 2012 tax fraud conviction. An Italian court convicted [JURIST report] Berlusconi on charges that his media empire Mediaset [corporate website, in Italian] purchased television rights for US movies through offshore companies and falsely declared the costs on its taxes. The prosecutors asked for a sentence of...

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