Silvio Berlusconi to appeal tax fraud verdict

Help

Lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are to appeal against his jail sentence for tax fraud, media reports say.

He was sentenced to four years for tax fraud on Friday but the court later cut it to one year.

Mr Berlusconi later went on national television to condemn the sentence as "intolerable judicial harassment". He has long complained that he is being persecuted by left-leaning judges in Milan.

David Willey reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.