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Berlusconi signs up for community service to work in nursing home

Published on Apr 24, 2014 2:40 AM

MILAN (AFP) - Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi officially signed up to his community service Wednesday, agreeing to a court document which lays down the rules for his punishment for tax fraud.

"I signed the document," the 77-year-old billionaire tycoon told crowds of journalists at a court office in Milan after finding out the details of his imminent community service in a Catholic Church-run old people's home.

The punishment is due to last around 10 months.

The rules he will have to adhere to include working at the home one day a week for at least four hours, as well as respecting a night-time curfew.

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