Suspended sentence and still appealing but Maybe they can release "The One-Cell Block One" or "Light Blue and Orange Jumpsuit."
MILAN (Reuters) - Fashion design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were on Wednesday handed a suspended prison sentence of one year and eight months for hiding hundreds of millions of euros from the tax authorities.
The designers, who are nearly as famous as the stars they dress, were not present in court in Milan and have denied the charges. Given the complexity and length of the appeals process, they are unlikely to spend any time in jail.
Public prosecutor Gaetano Ruta had asked for two and a half years. The judge gave them a suspended sentence.
A company spokesman declined to make an immediate comment.