Seven-year Berlusconi conviction quashed

(AGI) Milan, July 18 - Former Italian prime minister SilvioBerlusconi on Friday won his appeal against a seven-yearconviction sparked by relations with an alleged underageMoroccan prostitute. In June last year, Berlusconi was foundguilty of soliciting Miss Karima El Mahroug's services whilestill a minor and of pressuring police officials to release theyoung woman after she was arrested for alleged theft. Friday'sappeal sentence exceeded "rosiest expectations," Berlusconilawyer Franco Coppi said. . .

(AGI) Milan, July 18 - Former Italian prime minister SilvioBerlusconi on Friday won his appeal against a seven-yearconviction sparked by relations with an alleged underageMoroccan prostitute. In June last year, Berlusconi was foundguilty of soliciting Miss Karima El Mahroug's services whilestill a minor and of pressuring police officials to release theyoung woman after she was arrested for alleged theft. Friday'sappeal sentence exceeded "rosiest expectations," Berlusconilawyer Franco Coppi said. . .