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Silvio Berlusconi (born 29 September 1936 in Milan) is one of the most important Italian politicians. He was Prime Minister of Italy from May 1994 to January 1995, June 2001 to May 2006, and May 2008 to November 2011. He is the leader of a coalition named Popolo della Libertà (People for Freedom). He created the party Forza Italia, renamed then Popolo delle Libertà in October 2008.
Berlusconi is also the most important manager of Italy, he is the owner of television group Mediaset, of the editorial group "Mondadori" of the football team A.C. Milan, of the Bank group Mediolanum SpA.
Berlusconi had some problems with justice, including fraud (1994, 1996) and corruption (1998). In the 1990s he entered politics and he has been Head of Government in 1994, in 2001 and since 2008 to 2011. On 26 October 2012, he was convicted of fraud. On 1 August 2013, his jail term got confirmed, he will have to serve 4 years, in house arrest, because of his old age. In 2013, Berlusconi was convicted of paying for sex with an underage girl. This conviction was overturned on 18 July 2014.