Last week Silvio Berlusconi failed to have struck out a conviction relating to his Mediaset empire which involved a four year conviction for him and a five year ban from public office.
He is appealing a one year sentence for publishing an illegally obtained wiretap and is about to be tried for buying a senator (sic).
Today the Ruby case pronounced a sentence of 7 years' imprisonment (the prosecution had only asked for 6) and a lifetime ban from holding public office.
Another day at the office for Silvio.
Follow the Berlusconi story in more depth in my articles for the excellent Commentator internet magazine.