The lawyer of former Italian prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Niccolo Ghedini, arrives at Palazzo Grazioli (Berlusconi's residence), on June 25, 2013 in Rome. Silvio Berlusconi's furious reaction to a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute suggests a belligerent centre-right will intensify pressure on the coalition government to favour its policies, particularly concerning the hot-button issue of tax, analysts said today. Political observers had warned a guilty verdict could provoke the capricious former premier into pulling support from Enrico Letta's grand coalition, for failing to offer him legal protection. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO
Silvio Berlusconi leaves the Fondazione Sacra Famiglia on May 9, 2014 in Milan, Italy. Today Silvio Berlusconi starts his community service for tax fraud at Fondazione Sacra Famiglia in Cesano Boscone.
Leader Silvio Berlusconi attends 'Porta A Porta' TV Show on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Berlusconi is continuing his campaign for the upcoming general elections that take place on February 24th and 25th.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends the Italy-France Summit with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Villa Madama on April 26, 2011 in Rome, Italy. The two leaders discussed the immigration crisis and the possible opening of nuclear power plants among other topics during the Italy-France summit.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves the conference centre after the first day of the G20 Summit on November 3, 2011 in Cannes, France. World's top economic leaders are attending the G20 summit in Cannes on November 3rd and 4th, and are expected to debate current issues surrounding the global financial system in the hope of fending off a global recession and finding an answer to the Eurozone crisis.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) and Deputy chairman of the National Transitional Council Executive Board attend a meeting on August 25, 2011 in Milan, Italy. Berlusconi met Mahmoud Jibril today to discuss the future of Libya in the wake of the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi's regime and discuss an Italian aid plan.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev smiles while attending a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (not pictured) at Villa Madama on December 3, 2009 in Rome, Italy. During his visit to Rome, Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and delegates attended a meeting with Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and delegates for the sixth round of discussions on economic cooperation between the two nations.