Italy's Berlusconi expected in court for tax trial

MILAN - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to be in court on Monday to face the latest in a series of trials over the coming weeks on charges ranging from tax fraud to paying for sex with a minor.
Monday's trial centres on charges that Berlusconi's Mediaset broadcasting empire bought TV and film rights at inflated prices through offshore front companies, leaving the difference to be skimmed off to avoid tax and create secret slush funds.