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Silvio Berlusconi convicted over Italy wiretap

7 March 2013 Last updated at 17:31 GMT

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail over an illegal wiretap.

He was accused of arranging for a police wiretap concerning a political rival to be leaked and published in a newspaper run by his brother.

Mr Berlusconi is likely to appeal and will remain free in the meantime.

Alan Johnston reports.

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