False testimony on Propaganda 2 : guilty, but subject to amnesty
In 1990 Berlusconi was declared guilty of false testimony by the appeal court of Venice on his affiliation to the freemason lodge "Propaganda 2", commonly known as "P2"; however the court did not proceed to sentence because the wrongdoing had been extinguished by an amnesty passed in 1989.
External relationship in mafia association
Court of Palermo invastigated about Silvio Berlusconi and his associated Marcello Dell'utri, with the accuse of external partnership with Mafia associtions and recycle of money.9 years later the procediment has been closed, with a sentence of 9 years in jail for Marcello Dell'Utri and the absolution of Silvio Berlusconi.
Massacres of 1992-1993
Court of Florence invastigated about Silvio Berlusconi for some massacres caused to people that tried to invastigate about Mafia.
Bribing a member of the Financial Police : not proven and statute of limitations
First Court: sentenced to jail (2 years and 9 months) for four bribes.<br>Appeal court: the statute of limitationsAccording to Italian law, the "statute of limitations" does not imply innocence but acquits the accused from any further legal proceeding; it may in fact indicate guilt if the statute of limitations is applied after conceding benefits for previous good... Read More