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Saturday 24 January 2015

Court

Champagne maker on trial for looting

A Champagne producer has been put on trial after looting hundreds of historic French sites for artefacts to indulge his passion for archaeology.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Aussie ex-MP guilty of tax-funded wine tours

Former Australian MP and parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper has been found guilty of misusing taxpayer funds for private visits to various Canberra wineries.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Former Aussie MP in wine tour expenses trial

A case brought against former Australian MP Peter Slipper is heating up after he admitted paying for trips to wineries with tax-funded taxi vouchers.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan jury told to consider verdict

The trial of alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan wrapped up in New York yesterday with the prosecution telling the jury that he duped his victims into buying fake wines due to greed.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Ponsot and de Villaine testify in Kurniawan trial

On day four of the trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan, Burgundy heavyweights Laurent Ponsot and Aubert de Villaine testified against Kurniawan.

Friday, December 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Kurniawan trial ‘a case about greed’, court told

Prosecutors on first day of the long-awaited trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan have told the jury that “greed” lies at the heart of the case.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Juror phones in too drunk for court

A juror in Edinburgh phoned Scotland’s High Court to say that she was too drunk to turn up for duty.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Group wins payout over bleach cocktail

A group of women, who suffered “terrifying” burns after drinking cocktails that contained bleach, have won compensation from the bar they were drinking in.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Kurniawan pleads not guilty, court date set

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan has pleaded not guilty in a US court to an indictment charging him with schemes to sell fake wines and defraud a finance company out of £2m.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Budvar secures right to “Budweiser” name in UK

Czech brewer Budějovický Budvar will continue to use the Budweiser name on its UK beer after the Court of Appeal ruled in its favour.

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 No Comments »

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