Judiciary body set to drop case against Berlusconi judge
But Esposito could still be disciplined over interview16 October, 13:03
Judicial sources said Wednesday that a senior CSM committee that has the power to transfer judges is likely to unanimously vote not to proceed with the case However, Antonio Esposito may still face proceedings as a prosecutor at the supreme Court of Cassation is looking into whether there is a disciplinary case to answer. The interview with Naples-based daily Il Mattino days after Berlusconi received his first definitive conviction following two decades of legal battles caused a massive furore.
It was a highly unusual move as a court usually only comments on its sentences in a written explanation generally published over a month after the verdict is announced.
Esposito said he was talking only in general terms and the newspaper had misconstrued his comments to make it seem like he was referring specifically to Berlusconi's case.