16 posts tagged "Stefano Gabbana"
Dolce & Gabbana’s tax evasion case, which began when the designers were charged in 2008, has been filled with twists, turns, and excessive legal jargon. Today, news broke that Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, and their accountant Luciano Patellito have been sentenced to one year, six months in prison. Don’t gasp just yet, though: The designers’ lawyers have said they will appeal the ruling to Italy’s equivalent of the Supreme Court.
Earlier this week, Dolce & Gabbana‘s Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana temporarily closed their Milan boutiques in protest of being found guilty of tax evasion—a verdict that will require them to pay 343.4 million euros, plus interest, in fines. Today, the Telegraph reports that the pair, who are appealing the charges, will shutter their label if their sentence is not overturned. “If we deserved the sentence, there would be nothing to say. But we do not deserve it, and so, unfortunately, we would have to close,” said Gabbana. Dolce added, “What do you want us to do? We will close. We will not be able to deal with it. [It's] impossible.”