Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi begins community service at Alzheimer's facility

Silvio Berlusconi begins community service at Alzheimer's facility

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, sentenced to perform community service after a tax fraud conviction, began working with Alzheimer's patients Friday.

Flanked by security guards, Berlusconi smiled and waved at dozens of waiting journalists, saying the day “went well,” and left in a limousine from the Fondazione Sacra Famiglia center near Milan following the four-hour session with patients.

Berlusconi, 77, was sentenced to four years in prison last year for tax dodging at his media empire; the sentence was cut to one year due to an amnesty law. Considered too old to go to prison, the three-time prime minister and millionaire was given a year of...

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