Last week, design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were sentenced to 22 months in prison for tax evasion. Drapers looks back at the twists and turns of the court case (so far).
October 2010 – Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are put under investigation for failing to declare revenues of €840m (£734m) after selling signature D&G lines to holding company Gado Srl in 2004
November 2010 – Italian prosecutors move towards indicting the design duo.
April 2011- The charges are dismissed by a Milan prosecturo
December 2012 – Judge Antonella Brambilla refuses Dolce & Gabbanna’s request to dismiss their tax evasion charges. The first of their hearings begin on January 30 2013
April 2013- The Italian Tax Commission fine Dolce & Gabbana almost £300m for tax evasion.
May 2013 – Italian prosecutor calls for the imprisonment of Dolce & Gabbana, company board member Christina Ruella and their accountant, Luciano Patelli, for the offences.
June 2013 – Guilty of tax evasion, Dolce & Gabbana are sentenced to 22 months in prison - however the duo are expected to appeal the sentence