Italian police are recommending that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana be brought up on tax evasion and abuse of rights with fines of no less than $1.12 billion. The charges are claimed to be related to the 2004 selling of Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands to the designers' holding company, Gado Srl. The designer duo said in a personal statement that these accusations are all due to misguided police calculations that value the brands at $1.37 billion in 2004, to which the designers quip "we wish!" They also said in their statement, "It's a paradox! Since when does one have to pay taxes on money one never actually collected? It's an absurd demand based on a completely abstract calculation. This higher taxable sum is a virtual figure we have never received, the result of a theoretical accounting exercise."