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Celebrity Justice Dolce and Gabbana on Trial Olivier Morin, AFP / Getty Images

Dolce and Gabbana on Trial

We forget, is crime in this season? Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, two of the fashion industry’s biggest names, are going on trial in Italy on charges of tax evasion. The designers stand accused of evading tax payments on more than 1 billion Euros, and face up to five years in prison. Prosecutors say the pair owes over 400 billion Euros in taxes and allege that the two sold their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to a holding company in Luxembourg in an effort to cut their tax liability. This isn’t the first time the designers have had trouble with taxes—they were acquitted of tax fraud in April 2011.

December 4, 2012 5:15 PM