Fraud Trial Ordered for Berlusconi

From Holden:

How is it so many of Chimpy’s buddies wind up crosswise with Johnnie Law?

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Friday to stand trial following an investigation into the sale of television rights at Mediaset SpA, Italian news agencies reported.

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Preliminary hearings began in October after a four year investigation by Milan magistrates into claims of embezzlement, false accounting, tax fraud and money laundering in television rights deals between 1994 and 1999.