By  on February 4, 2013

MILAN — Walter and Giovanni Burani have been sentenced to six years in jail for fraudulent bankruptcy of the Mariella Burani Fashion Group and its parent company, Burani Designer Holding.

Prosecutor Luigi Orsi had requested nine years jail time for the founder and former chairman of the group, Walter, and his son Giovanni, former chief executive officer. Although the reasoning behind the court’s lighter sentence will not be known for three months, it is understood the behavior of the two men during the trial and the fact that they have paid back part of their debts were taken into account. The Buranis will end up paying around 13 million euros, or $17.8 million at current exchange.

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