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Berlusconi finishes community service at Alzheimer's ward under tax-fraud sentence

  • Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi speaks on a mobile phone as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, near Milan, Italy, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi speaks on a mobile phone as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, near Milan, Italy, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • RESENDING TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLB102 - Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, near Milan, Italy, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    RESENDING TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLB102 - Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, near Milan, Italy, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, near Milan, Italy, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, near Milan, Italy, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has completed his community service stint on an Alzheimer's ward, part of a tax-fraud sentence.

The three-time former premier made no statements as he left the Sacra Famiglia center on Friday, the last of his four-hour weekly stints.

He quickly dived back into politics, meeting later Friday with the leader of the anti-immigration Northern League as the splintered center-right puts out feelers for alliances for regional elections in May.

Berlusconi's legal battles are not over. Italy's highest court rules next week on his acquittal on a charge of having paid for sex with an under-age prostitute and using his influence to cover it up. He is also under investigation in Milan for judicial corruption for allegedly paying off witnesses in that case.