Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial, sentenced to 7 years and lifetime ban in office

  • Article by: COLLEEN BARRY , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2013 - 5:15 PM

MILAN — Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's flamboyant former premier, was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life Monday for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous "bunga bunga" parties and forcing public officials to cover it up.

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