Berlusconi fought the law (for a looooong time) and the law won.
The Italian Court of Cassation has today upheld the verdict against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud (same as Al Capone, with whom he has many things in common, and not only Italian ancestry). Berlusconi was sentenced to four years, of which three were discounted through amnesty. At this point, the rest can be served by means of community service or house arrest. Yes, methinks Berlusconi is screwed. Talk about your Dantesque punishments.