Making him do community service 'ridiculous' says Berlusconi
Convicted ex-premier says he is above talking to social workers04 December, 19:58
"It is almost unthinkable that a citizen of my age, one who has been a businessman, the owner of a soccer team and a politician, should be considered in need of rehabilitation by talking to social workers," Berlusconi said at a book launch for journalist Bruno Vespa. "It's a ridiculous thing, ridiculous for the country," he added.
The Senate last week voted to eject the billionaire media mogul following a binding, four-year sentence for fraud at his Mediaset group from the supreme Cassation Court. The sentence was commuted to one year for an amnesty, which the 77-year-old has said he will opt to spend performing community service.