Berlusconi arranged for the police to wire-tap a political rival so, when the timing was best, he could discredit them.
Berlusconi is currently facing several court cases, some at the appeal stage and some upcoming over various accusations from corruption to having sex with an under age prostitute.
Berlusconi is currently vying to lead Italy once again after elections failed to bring about an outright winner.
The top 4 parties (or better to say the top 4 coalitions of parties):
Pier Luigi Bersani’s Common Good coalition
Silvio Berlusconi’s Centre-right coalition
Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement
Mario Monti’s With Monti for Italy
The court decision to sentence Berlusconi is a good move but more needs to be done to stop this highly corrupt man who is massively detrimental to the prosperity of Italy.