Italy’s ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi should serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud doing community service, a Milan court has ruled.
Silvio Berlusconi, 77, was convicted of tax fraud in connection with TV rights purchased by his firm Mediaset.
The alternative to community service had been house arrest. It is not yet clear what form his community service will take.
Silvio Berlusconi has been embroiled in a string of court cases.
The Milan court is expected to make a statement detailing its ruling later on Tuesday.