Defiant Berlusconi turns to human rights court to try to avoid punishment in tax fraud case

  • by: FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 8, 2013 - 10:45 AM

ROME — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is turning to Europe's human rights court in a bid to avoid a ban on public office and other punishments for his tax fraud conviction, the media mogul's aides said Sunday.

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