September 1, 2011 - Businessman Gianpaolo Tarantini and his wife Angela Devenuto are arrested for allegedly blackmailing Berlusconi with information linked to a pending sex scandal accusation. An arrest warrant is also issued for Valter Lavitola.
September 16, 2011 - Prosecutors submit transcripts of approximately 100,000 wiretaps of Berlusconi, made in 2008 and 2009, to a court in Bari. The prosecutors have accused eight people of paying young women to attend parties at the Prime Minister's private home.
October 14, 2011 - Remains prime minister after a 316-301 vote of confidence in him and the Forza Italia Party.
October 18, 2011 - Is cleared of charges of tax fraud related to his commercial broadcast company, Mediaset. Company executives have been under investigation for allegedly failing to pay $45 million in corporate taxes and other fiscal crimes from 2000 to 2003.
November 8, 2011 - The office of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano announces that Berlusconi will resign when the country's budget is confirmed by the senate.
November 12, 2011 - Resigns from office.
November 22, 2011 - Singer Mariano Apicella releases a new album called "True Love." All the lyrics on the album were written by Berlusconi.
February 25, 2012 - A judge dismisses the corruption case, ruling that the statute of limitations has expired.
October 26, 2012 - Is convicted of tax fraud, sentenced to four years in prison and barred from public office for five years.
December 8, 2012 - In a message posted on his website, Berlusconi says he will run for prime minister again.
March 7, 2013 - Is sentenced to a year in prison for publishing details of a political rival's secretly recorded telephone conversations. Berlusconi's lawyer says he will appeal.
May 8, 2013 - An Italian appeals court upholds Berlusconi's four-year prison sentence for tax fraud.
June 24, 2013 - Berlusconi is found guilty of having sex with an underage prostitute and of abuse of power and is sentenced to seven years in prison. He is also barred from holding public office.
August 1, 2013 - Italy's high court upholds the four-year prison sentence Berlusconi received in October for tax fraud. The high court also orders a lower court to reconsider whether Berlusconi should be banned from public office.
October 2013 - Is preliminarily indicted on allegations he bribed a senator to change sides and support his party in 2006.
November 27, 2013 - The Italian Senate by a vote of 192 to 113, with two abstentions, expels Berlusconi from parliament.