MILAN May 8 A Milan appeals court confirmed the
sentencing of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to
4 years in jail on Wednesday for tax fraud in connection with
the purchase of broadcasting rights by his television network
The 76-year-old media magnate was also barred from holding
public office for five years, but neither sentence will become
definitive unless confirmed in a final appeal.
Berlusconi, who is facing a separate trial on charges of
paying for sex with a minor in notorious "bunga bunga" parties,
had appealed to reverse the four year sentence handed down in
The next hearing of his trial for paying for sex with a
minor is scheduled for May 13.
(Reporting by Manuela D'Alessandro; Editing by Lisa Jucca)