MILAN—Legal troubles are hitting more Gucci family members.
Alessandra and Allegra Gucci, the daughters of the late Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani, have been indicted for tax evasion, according to a legal source. They are accused of each allegedly omitting to pay less than 4.5 million euros, or $5.7 million at current exchange rate, in the period ranging from 2004 to 2010. It is understood the sisters are based in Switzerland. Their grandmother Silvana Barbieri, who is a Monte-Carlo resident, allegedly evaded a payment of around 88,000 euros, or $111,268 in 2008. The Gucci family’s lawyer, Fabio Franchini, who worked in the past with Maurizio Gucci, too, is also a defendant.
The trial is headed by prosecutor Gaetano Ruta, who has also been working on the Dolce and Gabbana and Matteo Marzotto tax cases, and who is investigating Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli regarding “the accuracy of certain past tax filings,” as reported.
Alessandra Gucci in 2008 launched her own line of luxury handbags called AG Limited Editions.
Alessandra is the great-granddaughter of Guccio Gucci, who founded in 1921 the Florence based firm now controlled by Kering.
Last month, Guccio Gucci’s great-grandson, who shares that name, was accused of fraudulent bankruptcy and put under house arrest. The charges are connected to the handbags venture under the label To Be G, first launched in 2008 by Guccio Gucci.
Reggiani’s crime, on the other hand, significantly diverged from fiscal issues. Sentenced to 26 years in prison for arranging her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci’s murder in 1995, and after serving 17 years in jail, she became a free woman last summer.