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Italian Senate expels Berlusconi from parliament over tax fraud conviction

ROME — The Italian Senate voted Wednesday to expel ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament after his tax fraud conviction, the Associated Press reports.

The 77-year-old prime minister was sentenced in August to a four-year prison term, which has since been reduced to one year of house arrest or community service, for a tax evasion scheme at his media company Mediaset.

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