Thanks for clearing that up. I forget who it was, but the commentator I heard seemed to imply that Berlusconi had some sort of control over the matter.
Berlusconi was Prime Minister of Italy until he lost an election earlier this year. As PM, he and his passed a number of laws so that he could avoid prosecution in a number of his own fraud accusations. Now it seems that he's going to face the music.
This guy held a lot of power: he owns the biggest media conglomerate in Italy and he was President of FC Milan (and still pulls the strings, from what I understand).
Consider the ramifications if the President of the US also owned a major TV network (and there was only one major network) and presided over the NY Yankees.