Claudio Abbado is cleared by an Italian courtmain
Accused of tax fraud by a political enemy in Milano, Claudio Abbado was charged by prosecutors in 1976 with concealing part of his earnings.
The case bounced from one court to another for the next 44 years.
Abbado died in January 2014.
This week, he was finally cleared of the main charge.
Now the lawyers on both sides can spend the rest of their lives pleading for costs.