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Monday 21 April 2014

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de Villaine: ‘It’s hard to believe Acker didn’t have doubts’

EXCLUSIVE: Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, has spoken out about auction house Acker Merrall & Condit’s role in the Rudy Kurniawan scandal.

Monday, February 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan found guilty

Wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan has been found guilty on multiple counts of fraud worth over $1 million by a jury in New York.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 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 »

‘Vast majority’ of Kurniawan’s wines were fake

The “vast majority” of wines found at the home of alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan were fakes, a wine authentication expert has testified in court.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Koch testifies at Kurniawan trial

On day five of the trial of alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, billionaire wine collector Bill Koch took to the witness stand to testify against Kurniawan.

Monday, December 16th, 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’s house was a ‘wine factory’

As the trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan continues, FBI agent James Wayne told the court on Wednesday that his house was a “wine factory”.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Kurniawan owed ‘millions’

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan was millions of dollars in debt to a major auction house the court heard yesterday as his trial continues in New York.

Wednesday, December 11th, 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 »

80% of Kurniawan wine ‘fake’

The trial of alleged wine fraudster, Rudy Kurniawan, took another strange turn last week when one of the Indonesian national’s own expert witnesses said that 80% of the wine seized by police in his house was fake.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 No Comments »

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