Berlusconi could request for community service over fraud conviction: Lawyer
ROME (AFP) - Italy's Silvio Berlusconi could make an application to a judge next week to serve his 12-month sentence for tax fraud in the form of community service, his lawyer said Saturday.
"If there is no change of strategy, by the end of next week we will make a request for community service for Silvio Berlusconi," lawyer Franco Coppi told Italian news agency ANSA.
The lawyer said the application would indicate where Berlusconi would like to do his community service, although a final decision will be up to the judge set to rule on it later this month.
Italy's supreme court on Aug 1 turned down Berlusconi's second and final appeal in a tax fraud case, handing him his first-ever definitive conviction in a long history of legal woes.