Berlusconi 'Ruby case' appeal verdict expected

(AGI) Milan, July 18 - Milan's Court of Appeal is expected todeliver the verdict on an appeal lodged by Italian former primeminister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi by 1 p.m. on Friday.He is accused of grafting and encouraging the prostitution ofminors in the so-called Ruby case. The former politician wassentenced to seven years in prison and to forfeit public officea little over a year ago. Public Prosecutor Pietro De Petrisand Filippo Dinacci, one of the defence lawyers, took part in afiery exchange of opinions on the right to use wire-tappedphone calls

(AGI) Milan, July 18 - Milan's Court of Appeal is expected todeliver the verdict on an appeal lodged by Italian former primeminister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi by 1 p.m. on Friday.He is accused of grafting and encouraging the prostitution ofminors in the so-called Ruby case. The former politician wassentenced to seven years in prison and to forfeit public officea little over a year ago. Public Prosecutor Pietro De Petrisand Filippo Dinacci, one of the defence lawyers, took part in afiery exchange of opinions on the right to use wire-tappedphone calls in the trial, before the panel of judges convenedto decide the verdict. (AGI) . .