Milan: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to a year in prison over the illegal wiretap case after he was convicted by the court on Thursday, according to a leading news agency.
Berlusconi was accused of tapping the phone calls in 2005 banking scandal case and making them public.
Prosecutors in the wiretap case had asked for a one-year jail term for the media tycoon.
Berlusconi, who has denied any wrongdoing, can seek to have the decision overturned before a court of appeal.
Under Italian law, he is not expected to serve any prison term until all possible appeal trials have been carried out.
(With agency inputs)