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Berlusconi's Lawyers Ask for Acquittal

Defense lawyers for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have asked for his acquittal in a corruption trial.

One of his lawyers told the court that Mr. Berlusconi had committed no wrong.

Mr. Berlusconi is accused of bribing judges in 1985 to block the sale of state-owned food company S.M.E. to a rival company.

Prosecutors have sought an eight-year jail sentence.

Mr. Berlusconi has been named in a number of lawsuits involving his business dealings. He contends he has been made a target by left-leaning state prosecutors.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.