Berlusconi Wins Appeal in Sex-With-Minor Conviction

July 18, 2014 12:47 PM

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Silvio Berlusconi won an appeal to overturn his conviction for abuse of power and engaging a minor in prostitution, leaving the former prime minister a step away from a definitive victory in his biggest criminal case.

The motivations behind the ruling will be published in writing within 90 days, a judge at the Milan Court of Appeals said today. The ruling doesn’t necessarily put the case to rest because Italian law allows prosecutors who lose an appeal to challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court.

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