No get-out card for Berlusconi, Stefàno says
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"There can be no get-out card coming from the outside." The Italian media has reported extensively on the possibility of a presidential pardon for ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's tax-fraud conviction, though with Friday's comments Stefàno made it clear that this will not affect the Senate vote outcome.
A top Italian appeals court earlier this year confirmed a four-year prison sentence for Berlusconi for tax fraud, commuted to a year but carrying a six-year ban from office.