An Italian court ruled [ANSA report] Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile] must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud [JURIST report]. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as a way to serve the remaining year of a four-year sentence, the first three years having been covered by amnesties. Berlusconi, 77, is legally considered too old to serve prison time...

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