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Dolce and Gabbana charged with tax evasion

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2013 | 10:39 AM


Italian fashion designers of the mega brand Dolce&Gabbana have been sentenced to one year and eight months in jail each.

A Milan court has convicted the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion.

The pair were found guilty today of failing to declare €1 billion (US$1.3 billion) in income to authorities.

Prosecutors argued that the pair had evaded taxes on income of €416 million each and €200 million through a Luxembourg-based company.

The statute of limitations ran out on a charge of misrepresenting income.

The designers have denied the charges.

Two years ago, a judge threw out a tax evasion and fraud case against the pair, whose label Dolce&Gabbana is a Milan fashion mainstay.

Italy's high court later ruled the designers could be prosecuted for tax evasion, though not for fraud.


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