Prosecutors seek jail term for Berlusconi’s son

Prosecutors in Milan have asked for Silvio Berlusconi’s elder son, Pier Silvio, to be sentenced to three years and two months in jail for alleged tax fraud at the family’s Mediaset empire.

Prosecutors seek jail term for Berlusconi's son
Pier Silvio Berlusconi is accused of tax fraud at a Mediaset subsidiary. Photo: Paco Serinelli/AFP

Prosecutors Fabio De Pasquale and Sergio Spadaro are also seeking a three year and two month jail term for Fedele Confalonieri, Mediaset’s chairman, for his alleged involvement in the financial wrongdoing that relates to the trading of TV rights at the company’s subsidiary, Mediatrade, the Italian edition of Huffington Post reported.

The men are accused of tax fraud amounting to millions of euros in 2003 and 2004, when the telemarketing unit was based in Milan.

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s three-time prime minister, was also investigated but the case against him was dropped in 2012 under the statute of limitations.

Prosecutors have also asked for Frank Agrama, said to have been a “silent partner” of the ex-prime minister in the trade of TV rights, to be jailed for three years and eight months, while they are seeking three years and two months for Daniele Lorenzo, a former manager at Fininvest, the holding company owned by Silvio Berlusconi.

The former prime minister is, however, serving community service for a tax fraud conviction in a later case that also involved selling TV rights at inflated at prices at Mediaset. 

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