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Thursday May 30, 2013 1:28 am

Dolce and Gabbana Headed to Jail?




Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico DolceLooks like fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will soon be trading in their designer duds for some blasé prison jumpsuits.

Prosectors in the Italian creatives' tax evasion case are seeking to have them thrown in jail for not having paid €400 million in taxes, seeking to get them five years in prison between the two of them (I guess tax attorneys are less harsh when it comes to sentencing female singers).

The tax evasion case has been a long time coming, as the pair's accounting habits became suspect with their 2004 sale of their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to holding company Gado, which is based in Luxembourg. Tied to the alleged tax crime was their board member Cristiana Ruella and accountant Luciano Patelli, both of whom have been previously prosecuted (Patelli was sentenced to three years in jail).

While it's disheartening to think that one of fashion's most beloved fashion duos are facing length prison time, one must wonder who will take over the reigns and emerge as the next talent in the industry?

Read More | Huffington Post

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