Deomenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

More than a year after they were found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to prison, the founders of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana have been cleared, reports BBC.

Deomenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were found guilty of tax evasion in the summer of 2013, after investigations that began in 2008 found that the pair failed to declare income of around $268 million. They would then be sentenced to a 20-month term and ordered to pay a penalty of about $670,000 to tax authorities.

While the designers have always denied the charges, the prosecutors dubbed the operation as a “sophisticated tax fraud.”

When the Supreme Court of Cassation was asked to confirm the sentence, it acquitted the pair saying there was no case to answer.