Berlusconi Found Guilty, Gets 7 Years in Sex Case
Former Italian prime minister also barred from running for office
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2013 11:14 AM CDT
Presiding judge Giulia Turri reads the virdict against Silvio Berlusconi in the courtroom in Milan, Italy, June 24, 2013.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi's alleged sexcapades earned him a seven-year prison romp today, as a Milan court found him guilty of paying an underage prostitutenamely Karima El Mahroug, aka Ruby the Heartstealerfor sex at one of his infamous "bunga bunga" parties. The court also found the former Italian prime minister guilty of abuse of power, for helping to spring Miss Heartstealer from jail following a theft arrest, Reuters reports.

In addition to the seven years in jail, the court banned Berlusconi from public office. But Berlusconi has the right to appeal the sentence, and he won't be locked up until that appeal is resolved.

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Jun 25, 2013 9:56 PM CDT
It's amazing what some people will do for sex. I mean WTF is the matter with this idiot that he completely ruins his successful career over chasing pussy.
Jun 24, 2013 11:01 PM CDT
This is like Italy's version of Rupert Murdoch lol only can any1 imagine Murdoch doing an underage stripper at a bunga-bunga party? I can't lol
Jun 24, 2013 6:00 PM CDT
The republicons just LOVE this guy! He's all the crookedness they strive to be! LOL!