The former Italian Prime Minister has also been banned from holding public office for three years, though he may appeal against the punishment.
Berlusconi was found guilty in a case relating to his broadcaster Mediaset and the purchase of television and film rights.
He was accused of utilising offshore companies to acquire rights for American films and then inflating the prices to sell internally, therefore avoiding certain amounts of tax.
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