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Stefano Gabbana & Domenico Dolce Tax Evasion Verdict Overruled

Dolce and GabbanaDesign duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are going to have to get back in front of a judge to deal with charges of tax evasion. Last spring, a ruling decided that there wasn't enough ground for a trial and cleared the designers of accusations of tax evasion, but Italy's highest judicial body has just overturned the decision. Dolce and Gabbana will have to appear before a judge for a preliminary hearing.

A legal source told WWD that it's likely “the Supreme Court believes the judge’s decision to clear the designers was tainted by a legal flaw, a defective motivation or an error in the application of the law."

The day after the decision Gabbana made an outburst on Twitter—“Ladri!!! [‘thieves’ in Italian]. They don’t know what to do to get money out of us”—but even when the Tweet was removed from the account, Gabbana issued another missive: “It’s really true that in Italy they do what they want…as they please.…Perhaps it would be best to leave…”

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[via WWD]