D&G are Sentenced to Prison

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We wish we were talking about the fashion police but Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to a year and 8 months in prison for avoiding taxes in the 2004 sale of their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to a Luxembourg holding company.

Apparantly their sentence has been suspended and under their native Italian law, sentences of less than three years are typically served via house arrest or community service. Neither of the duo appeared at today’s hearing, and both have repeatedly declared their innocence. They have also been ordered to pay 343.4 million euros  plus interest over the deal, criticized by the judge as a way to avoid declaring taxes on royalties of about 1 billion euros, or $1.3 billion.

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