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Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament

Nov 29, 2013 16:25 IST

The Italian Senate on 27 November 2013 expelled ex- Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament over his tax fraud conviction.

The Senate declared Berlusconi ineligible for parliament after he was convicted of masterminding a complex system of illegally inflated invoices to cut the tax bill for his Mediaset television empire.

About Silvio Berlusconi

• He was born on 29 September 1936.
• Berlusconi, 77, is an entrepreneur, media tycoon and politician.
• In 1993, Berlusconi founded his own political party, Forza Italia - Go Italy - named after a chant used by Italian football fans.
• Berlusconi as Italian politician dominated for two decades and he served three times as Prime Minister (In between 1994-2011). He was the member of Italian senate.
• He was involved in many scandals during his political career, like charges of abuse of office and corruption.

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