MILAN — The opulent lifestyles of Walter Burani and his son Giovanni appear to have caught up with them. The former executives of Mariella Burani Fashion Group were arrested Thursday by the Guardia di Finanza of Reggio Emilia, Italy, a police force under the authority of the country’s Minister of Economy and Finance.
The arrests, confirmed by a spokesman for the Guardia di Finanza, were requested by Milan prosecutors Luigi Orsi and Mauro Clerici, who have been investigating Burani Designer Holding for fraudulent bankruptcy. BDH is the parent company of Mariella Burani Fashion Group, which produces and distributes collections for La Perla and Vivienne Westwood, among others, and is under state-supported administration.
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