Silvio Berlusconi Ordered To Perform Community Service

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April 15, 2014 | 11:18am EST

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has swapped his house arrest sentence for a year of community service.
The disgraced politician, 77, was ordered to serve four years behind bars in October, 2012 for tax fraud, but the sentence was subsequently reduced to 12 months of house arrest dueto his advanced age.
In October, he filed papers asking for the sentence to be changed to a year of community service, and on Tuesday, a judge in Milan granted his request.
He will be required to carry out four hours of duties a week at a center for the elderly in Lombardy, but won’t be allowed to leave the region.