Dolce & Gabbana Sentenced to Prison for Income Tax Evasion

Dolce & Gabbana

The gay couple behind one of the most well-known fashion brands in the world will be spending the next 20 months in prison.

Domenico Dolce, 54, and Stefano Gabbana, 50, who founded the iconic fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana, were sentenced to 20 months in an Italian prison after they were convicted of evading taxes on €408 million ($540 million USD).

According to UK’s Daily Mail, a judge in Milan ruled that the stylish couple failed to declare income of about €1billion ($1.3 billion USD), and that they moved their brand to Luxembourg to evade Italy’s corporation income tax.

Victoria Beckham and Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana were initially acquitted of tax fraud in 2011, but a judge overturned the acquittal when he discovered there was enough evidence to indict them. Prosecutors in Italy dropped the fraud charges and instead charged the couple with income tax evasion.

Dolce & Gabbana met in Milan, Italy in 1980 when they worked for the same fashion house. They struck out on their own in 1982 and opened the doors of their first boutique in Milan in 1985. The fashion duo quickly became the preferred designers of celebrities including pop singers Madonna and Victoria Beckham (pictured above center), and music producer Pharrell Williams (pictured top center).

Madonna Dolce & Gabbana ad

Photos: Google Images

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    39 Responses to “Dolce & Gabbana Sentenced to Prison for Income Tax Evasion”

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      daprinceofradio says:


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      Yardgirl says:

      Good morning Roses!! :waves: Just stopping in to say dont fluck with the IRS!! That is all. :kona:

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      cute_BIG_gul says:

      Damn! too bad Italy doesn’t have that double jeopardy thing, since they had already been acquitted….wonder how this will affect the brand

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      Back Of The Bus Biscuits #PaulasBestDishes

      Swing Low, Sweet Cherry Pie #PaulasBestDishes

      Shuck And Jive Strawberry Pie #PaulasBestDishes

      Massa-roni and cheese #PaulasBestDishes

      OK IM DONE back on this TAX EVASION

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      Milky says:

      Good morning all! :wave:

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      Mr.BluPhi says:

      Wonder how this will inspire their line for next season…

      And these paula dean dishes are funny as hell…

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      Milky says:

      Pharrell lookin reak cozy up there with them too. Ijs :kona:

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      Milky says:


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      FuturedocDonte says:

      I didn’t know that they were a couple :coffee:

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      Milky says:

      Pharrell lookin reak cozy up there with them too. Ijs

      Chile I think Pharell is so playing for the other team :no:

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      MsB2u says:


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      MsB2u says:


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      Smonae says:

      Damn hopefully they can work from prison, they will have plenty of time to sketch & focus on fashion :no:

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      Milky says:

      :hug: msb

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      MsB2u says:


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      Smonae says:

      :waves: Milky & Blue

      Tran u are killing me :rofl:

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      Nakeya_j says:

      Milky are those the twins in your gravi!? Too cute?!

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      Milky says:


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      Milky says:

      @keya yes and thanks

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      RegyBery says:

      Wow I never knew/ thought about who was behind the d&g brand. 2 gay white men!! Duh regybery!! I love dolce n gabbana but if lauryn gotta go…:tea:

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      RegyBery says:


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      Bird says:

      Ooh the taller one has child bearing hips. They got kids together? Anywho, at least they’ll still be filthy rich when they get out.

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      Y’all leff me fa deyid down stauhs jivin with #PaulasBestDishes


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      ****d Catfish #PaulasBestDishes

      Uppidy Negro Green Beans #PaulasBestDishes

      ON TOPIC: I didnt Know Dolce and Gabanna were “partners” WELP, sucks DOUBLE JEPORDY doesn’t exist there :coffee:

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      Bird says:

      Sorry I missed the R&B divas post. I have yet to watch it, but I’m going to be all over the LA edition next month.

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      Milky says:

      @razzledazzle :hug:

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      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      Kunta Kintucky Fried Chicken with Lashins


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      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      Kunta Kintucky Fried Chicken with Lashins


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      Caramel Rain says:

      That sucks…. I love love love their fragrances :love:
      I collect them all :tea:

      :offtopic: Does anyone here feel guilty when you apply for other jobs at work? No? Ok. thanks

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      Hey milky :hug: I see the twins are your grangirls! Congratulations! :lol:

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      FuturedocDonte says:

      Kunta Kintucky Fried Chicken with Lashins
      :dead: I was weak at this when I saw this yesterday and I’m still weak :rofl:

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      Milky says:

      Thks razzle dazzle.

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      LSLH says:

      #Paula’s Best Dishes

      Nigs in a blanket

      Emmitt Tilapia

      Section 8 Layer Cake

      Ku Klux Klam Chowder

      Trayvon Martini

      You hear white folks talkin “you better hush puppies”

      His eye is on the spare ribs

      Stand your ground beef

      Wade in the watermelon salad

      We shall over-Crumb cake

      Tar baby back ribs

      Coming forth to carry me home fries

      :dead: :dead: :dead:

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      msscott says:

      @caramel rain, yes girl I do but we have to do what we have to do. I’m just so ready for something new.

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