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Dolce and Gabbana Sentenced to Over a Year in Prison

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to one year and eight months of jail time after being found guilty of tax evasion in Italian courts. The count regards the label's 2004 sale of its signature and D&G lines to Luxembourg-based holding company Gado Srl.

Though the designers are expected to appeal the decision, if they serve time it could be the first Dolce and Gabbana allowed in an Italian prison. Recall, back in 2011, all designer clothes (and then, randomly, Nike and Adidas) were outlawed to clean up the mobster image in prisons.
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