Silvio Berlusconi

  • Berlusconi aides seek presidential pardon, warn of 'civil war'

    8/3/13 3:05 PM

    A Silvio Berlusconi loyalist has warned of a possible "civil war" if the ex-premier's punishment for tax-fraud conviction is not lifted, as his aides maneuvered to win a presidential pardon so he can avoid a prison term and a ban on holding public office.