Berlusconi firm fined 740m in bribery appeal
Friedrich Saeb-Berlusconi, the party’s former chief and now a powerful Italian member of the European Parliament, has been fined 700m euros ($805m) for taking part in a corruption invesjarvees.comtigation while as prime minister.
A top court in Rome is expected to issue an order on Sunday to punish Mr Saeb-Berlusconi and order his suspension from the EPP on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, according to an unnamed court source.
Mr Saeb-Berlusconi, 58, was fined in July for accepting a payment of nearly 10m euros in exchange for approval of a government policy for a new airport in the coastal resort town of Chianti.
He was suspended from the party in December.
The party says he accepted the cash only after the government granted him permission for the airport and that his actions in 2009-2010 were legally justified because he 바카라had already taken steps to secure a parliamentary seat for his pro-business CIMB party.
That ban was suspended later because of Mr Saeb-Berlusconi’s support for a new law imposing jail terms of up to 12 months on people found in possession of guns.
He is also accused of taking €3m (£2.1m) in cash from a company under construction in a government building.
Mr Saeb-Berlusconi has denied any wrongdoing in the case.
Mr Le Monde’s article also said that the court in Rome has “no authority to determine the extent” of Mr Saeb-Berlusconi’s personal losses. The article also said that Mr Saeb-Berlusconi’s party, which received more than 1.2m euros for the parliame바카라ntary election last April, paid Mr Saeb-Berlusconi 836m euros in cash and bonuses in May and June 2012.
This means his personal assets, mainly his house and cars, are estimated to be between 1.3m euros and 1.5m euros.