Leader's Digest - Italy

  • Aired:  08/07/13
  •  | Views: 54,652

After beating charges of bribery, abuse of office, and sex with an underage prostitute, Silvio Berlusconi is sentenced for tax fraud. (2:39)

>> John: NAILED IT!

ANOTHER LET'S MOVE ON TO OUR

NEXT COUNTRY.

AND WHO IS IT?

YES.

ITALY!

THE COUNTRY'S BEEN GRAPPLING

WITH TWO PROBLEMS RECENTLY, A

SPHIERALLING ECONOMY AND WHAT TO

DO WITH THE FORMER LEADER WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

>> THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER IS

NO STRANGER TO SCANDAL.

>> CHARGES OF BRIBERY,

CORRUPTION, TAX FRAUD, AND

EMBEZZLEMENT.

>> TALES OF LAVISH ORNLIES.

>> NIGHT OF BONGA-BONGA PARTIES.

>> OH, YES, BERLUSCONI, A

ONE-MAN CHEMICALLY INDUCED

BONER.

LAST YEAR, THE REAL-LIFE LEATHER

FACE WAS CONVICTED OF TAX FRAUD,

BUT WE KNOW HISTORICALLY JUST

BECAUSE HE'S CONVICTED OF

SOMETHING, BY NO MEANS, MEANS

THAT HE'S GOING TO JAIL.

IN THE PAST, HE'S BEEN CHARGED

WITH BRIBERY, TAX FRAUD, ABUSE

OF OFFICE, AND SEX WITH AN

UNDERAGED PROSTITUTE, JUST TO

NAME A FEW, AND HE STILL HAS NOT

GONE TO JAIL SO THE INEXPLICABLE

ACQUITTAL SHOULD BE COMING

REQUEST MOMENT NOW.

>> COUNTRY'S SUPREME COURT

UPHELD THE FORMER PRIME

MINISTER'S FOUR-YEAR PRISON

SENTENCE ON THURSDAY.

>> John: THEY UPHELD IT?

( LAUGHTER )

REALLY?

SO AFTER ALL THE OTHER CRAP HE'S

PULLED, THEY'RE LOCKING HIM UP

FOR TAX FRAUD?

THAT'S LIKE PUTTING DARMA AWAY

FOR FAILING A KITCHEN HEALTH

INSPECTION.

DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT TOO MUCH.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR LUCK HAS

FINALLY RUN OUT, SILVIO.

YOU'LL BE TRAINING IN THE

PINSTRIPES FOR PRISON STREEPS.

>> HE'S LIKELY GOING TO BE

PERFORMING COMMUNITY SERVICE OR

HAVE TO LIVE UNDER HOUSE ARREST.

>> HOUSE ARREST, BY THE WAY, IN

THE VAIL, SEASIDE ESTATE, OR THE

PILATSO IN ROME.

>> John: ANOTHER NOT SO MUCH

HOUSE ARREST AS MANSION ARREST.

THEY MUST HAVE FELT HOUSE ARREST

IS JUST AS GOOD AS PRISON WHEN

YOUR PALAZZO IS ACTUALLY THE

SIZE OF AN ACTUAL PRISON.

SO HE'S NOT GOING TO JAIL.

SURELY HIS POLITICAL CAREER IS

AT LOWEST OVER.

>> A LOWER COURT HAD BANNED HIM

FROM HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE FOR

FIVE YEARS.

THAT WAS LOWERED TO THREE.

>> PUBLIC PROSECUTOR HAD

SUGGESTED THAT THAN REDUCED TO A

THREE-MONTH BAN.

>> John: A THREE-MONTH BAN.

ON POLITICS.

THAT'S NOT A SENTENCE.

THAT'S A VACATION.

YOU KNOW WHO I FEEL SORRY FOR IN

ALL OF THIS EYENT CAN'T BELIEVE

I'M SAYING-- THIS ASIDE FROM THE

ACTUAL VICTIMS OF BERLUSCONI'S

CRIME, I ACTUALLY FEEL BAD FOR

ANTHONY WEINER MEAN DIDN'T EVEN

HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE WHEN HIS

CAREER IS OVER WITHOUT EVEN A

Loading...