Ex-Prime Minister of Italy Cleared of Charges
The former prime minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi was cleared of bribery allegations from the late 1980s, stating he bribed a judge to stop the sale of the food group, SME to a rival business. CNN.com is reporting Berlusconi was quite enthusiastic after the hearing.
According to BBC News, the judge ruled the crime for which Berlusconi was being charged never existed.
Sky News is reporting the law that ruled Berlusconi could not be retried, was ruled unconstitutional allowing the trial to take place.