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Italy's Berlusconi Starts Community Service At Old People's Home

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May 09, 2014 AT 9:55 AM
Silvio Berlusconi smiled and waved as he left an old people's home on Friday after his first stint of community service, a symbolic punishment for tax fraud that still allows him to wield huge influence over Italian politics. The four-time prime minister, himself 77 years old, had initially received a four-year jail sentence, but that was commuted to one year's community service and he will spend at least four hours a week at a centre for Alzheimer's patients in a small town on the edge of Milan.