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Berlusconi ordered to do a year's community service

15 April 2014 Last updated at 16:04 BST

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled.

The sentence followed his conviction last year for tax fraud in connection with the purchase of TV rights by his firm, Mediaset, in the 1990s.

He was spared prison in the Mediaset case because the Italian legal system is lenient to those over the age of 70.

Alan Johnston reports from Rome.