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Berlusconi in Milan court for fraud trial

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Berlusconi in Milan court for fraud trial

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Italy’s Prime Minister is expected in a Milan court for the first time in almost eight years in a trial over alleged fraud.

Silvio Berlusconi and several other people are accused of embezzlement over the acquisition of television rights for inflated prices.

His appearance comes after the Constitutional court lifted his immunity from prosecution – a decision that still divides many Italians.

Berlusconi, who denies the charges, is also facing several corruption and fraud cases linked to his Mediaset broadcasting empire and a separate trial in which he is accused of having sex with an underage prostitute.