Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud.
The 76-year-old magnate was accused of buying US movie rights at inflated prices via offshore companies under his control.
The former prime minister is expected to appeal against the verdict.
He has faced a number of trials connected to his business affairs, but has either been cleared or cases have run beyond the judicial time limit.
He was forced to resign as the prime minister of his country last November, and recently said he had no plans to stand again in elections due next year
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