A Prosecutor in Milan has called for the imprisonment of the Design Leaders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, The company board member Cristiana Ruella and the Designers accountant Luciano Patelli for tax evasion claims dating as far back as 2004.
The designers, along with their accountant, are accused of declaring their earnings incorrectly as far back as 2004, when the sale of the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands to the designers’ Luxembourg-based holding company, Gado Srl occurred. The prosecutor claims this was to avoid paying higher taxes in Italy. The designers have denied all charges.
During Gaetano Ruta’s closing speech, She demanded between 2-3years for each individual involved.