The Chinese former model and actress Dong Mei has been sentenced by the Court of Rome to three years and four months in prison. Mei was found guilty of money laundering and fraud alongside her husband, Italian accountant Federico Di Lauro.
The two were arrested in August 2011 as they lounged on their 56-foot yacht in Ponza, Italy. Mei has been under house arrest since 2011.
The model turned actress earned recognition in the mid-90′s as a member of Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti’s exclusive circle. Biagotti was one of the first Western designers to break into China.