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Punishment? Berlusconi to Visit Elderly as Tax Fraud Sentence

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Image: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on March 25.ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP - Getty Images, file

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MILAN - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must visit a center for the elderly at least once a week as he serves a one-year sentence for tax fraud by completing community service, according to a court ruling.

In a statement on Tuesday, the court also set travel restrictions for Berlusconi.

Image: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on March 25.ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP - Getty Images, file

The court said the prominent 77-year-old center-right politician will not be allowed to travel outside the Lombardy region where he has his principal residence except for trips to Rome from Tuesdays to Thursdays.

It was not immediately clear from the court ruling if Berlusconi would be able to campaign for his Forza Italia party ahead of European Parliament elections next month.

— Reuters

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