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    Dolce and Gabbana on Trial

    (FILES) This file picture taken on June 18, 2011 during the Men's fashion week in Milan shows designers Stefano Gabbana (L) and Domenico Dolce acknowledging the audience at the end of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring-Summer 2012 Menswear collection. The trial of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, accused of fraud of around one billion euros ($1.4 billion) as part of an enquiry into reports the company had failed to declare 840 million euros in revenues opened on December 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FILES / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    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.

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