Italy's top court on Tuesday confirmed the acquittal of Silvio Berlusconi on charges that he paid for sex with an under-age dancer and then abused his position as prime minister to cover it up.
After nine hours of deliberations, the judges at the Court of Cassation delivered a ruling that leaves the billionaire media tycoon free to resume a central role in Italian politics, although he remains embroiled in several other legal cases.
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