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Italian Ex-PM Berlusconi Inherits $3.5Mln From Former Secretary - Lawyer

© AP Photo / Luca BrunoSilvio Berlusconi speaks during a Forza Italia party rally 'No Tax Day' in Milan
Silvio Berlusconi speaks during a Forza Italia party rally 'No Tax Day' in Milan - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Italian Prime Minister, billionaire, and politician Silvio Berlusconi has received an inheritance worth 3 million euros ($3.5 million) from a former secretary, who passed away about a month ago, a lawyer of the deceased woman announced.

"Madam Anna C. has reached out to us recently. The woman who passed away about 20 days ago asked us to prepare a testament in favor of former prime minister, with whom she worked as a secretary at the Council of Ministers," Andrea Ferrari was quoted as saying by La Stampa newspaper on Friday.

The woman had no husband or children that is why she decided to leave three properties and two bank accounts to Berlusconi as "a gratitude for years of joint work."

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during the taping of the television talk show Porta a Porta (Door to Door) in Rome, Italy, February 14, 2018 - Sputnik International
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The former prime minister was found guilty of tax-fraud barred from running a public office for six years in 2013, however, he returned to the politics and became a member of Parliament after the March 4 election in Italy. During the vote, the center-right coalition, consisting of Berlusconi's Forza Italia, anti-immigrant Eurosceptic Lega, Brothers of Italy, and Us with Italy, won around 37 percent of the vote.

Earlier in May, the Milan court ruled to lift the ban on Berlusconi, giving him a possibility to become a prime minister again.

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