Fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana go on trial in Italy for alleged tax evasion on 800m of royalties

Fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana go on trial in Italy for alleged tax evasion on 800m of royaltiesDesigners strongly deny any wrong-doing over tax evasion chargesDuo did not appear in court to defend claims they set up holding company abroad to avoid Italy's high tax ratesOne of many high-profile cases as Italy stamps down on tax dodgers | UPDATED: 15:37 GMT, 3 December 2012 Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have been put on today for alleged tax evasion. The investigation of the duo, who count pop star Madonna and model Naomi Campbell among their clients, is one of the most prominent tax cases involving celebrities in Italy

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: 32 billion reasons to nail the tax-dodgers

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: 32 billion reasons to nail the tax-dodgers | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 2 December 2012 At a time when hard-pressed families struggle desperately against soaring petrol, food and energy bills, the cynical avoidance by major corporations and the super-rich of an estimated 32billion in tax is nothing short of immoral.