Agence France-Presse, Raw Story
Submitted by: Kevin J. Ziruolo
Berlusconi firm fined 560 million euros in bribery case
[excerpt] In October 2009, a Milan civil court ruled that Compagnie Industriali Riunite (CIR) was entitled to 750 million euros ($1 billion) in compensation from Fininvest which wrested control of the leading Mondadori publishing house from CIR in 1990.
A judge ruled at the time that Berlusconi was "co-responsible" for the bribery of a judge who decided in favour of Fininvest in the takeover battle.