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Published: Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
By: | Assistant News Editor, CNBC.com
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Silvio Berlusconi and Ruby El Mahroug

Italian judges have ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was guilty of having sex with a minor and abusing his power.

Berlusconi has been given a 7-year jail sentence, though the sentence is pending appeal. He has also been given a lifetime ban from public office. Berlusconi’s lawyer said he would appeal the verdict, as expected.

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