There's no escaping the long arm of the law!
Years of court battles have ultimately culminated in a guilty verdict for designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for tax evasion.
Judge Antonella Brambilla sentenced the designers to 20 months in prison (which is like a decade in fashion years!) following a three-hour jury meeting in a Milan court on Wednesday.
Of course, the designers and their legal team are expected to appeal since they've always maintained their innocence.
But even if they do end up getting thrown behind bars, will it really be so bad? Martha Stewart did her time and even got a very special poncho made for her by an inmate!
Maybe Domenico and Stefano will be allowed to take their sewing kits with them and make lace-trimmed shirts for their fellow inmates!
And who knows, they just might come out of the ordeal having experienced a thousand life-changing epiphanies and release a prison-inspired collection that will revolutionize the fashion industry!
Anything is possible!
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Whoever said life is easy for celebrities' kids obviously doesn't know Cameron Douglas.
Judge Richard Berman must not be a fan of Michael Douglas' work because the judge IGNORED his son's pleas to get out of jail early in federal appeals court in New York on Monday.
Cameron was first sentenced to five years behind bars in 2010 for narcotics distribution, but was then hit with an additional five years by the same judge after additional drug infractions behind bars.
That means Michael won't be seeing his son as a free man until 2018!
While the court admits it is an "unusually long sentence" for such a violation, they think the decision is justified.
We're not so sure we agree though and neither does director of Legal Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, Daniel Abrahamson!
The narcotics expert explained:
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Coolio's son may be a Gangsta, but where he's going definitely isn't Paradise.
Two months ago, we told you the sad story of Grtis Ivey and his conviction for armed robbery.
The official sentencing has come down, and it's about as bad as it can be. Grtis has been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years!
The good news is he will be eligible for parole in 3, so we hope he has learned his lesson. If he does make it out in 2015, he'll still have so much life ahead of him.
With a lot of luck, mercy, and patience, maybe something good will come of all this.
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So incredibly sad.
Coolio is no stranger to legal trouble, and unfortunately, the same can be said for his 22-year-old son Grtis Ivey!
However, the young man's problems with the law far exceed that of his father's, and after
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Oh no! This is awful!
Two Iranian soccer players are facing a prison sentence and a public 74-strike lashing for using "inappropriate" behavior to celebrate a goal during a nationally televised game on Saturday.
What dastardly deed did these two commit? A congratulatory pat on the butt!
Yes! That thing we see football and baseball players do ALL THE TIME here in America, is considered a SEVERELY punishable offense in Iran!
Mohammad Nosrati and his Persepolis teammate Sheys Rezaei have already been suspended and fined approximately $40,000 each for celebrating a goal that ended the team's losing streak.
Ugh! We feel so bad for these two guys and can only pray that the government does not follow through with such a deplorable punishment for such an innocent "crime".
America may not be perfect, but it's times like these that remind us how lucky we are to live where we live!
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Adam Jasinski, who won Big Brother and used his $500,000 prize to fund a prescription drug ring, has pled guilty to those charges - as well as failure to file a tax return in 2008 - and has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.
Such a ridiculous waste of a prize, when it could have gone to someone who needed it.
This guy deserves everything he's getting.
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