Italy puts a break on new tax bill after Berlusconi-related uproar

January 4, 2015 7:50 PM

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Italy puts a break on new tax bill after Berlusconi-related uproar

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government halted an overhaul of tax laws on Sunday after a controversy erupted over whether the proposed measures might annul the 2012 tax fraud conviction of former leader Silvio Berlusconi.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the bill would be reviewed before going to parliament to dispel suggestions he was helping Berlusconi in exchange for the former leader's support in future electoral and institutional reforms.

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