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Tuesday 21 February 2017 loc: GB

Fraud

Anti-counterfeiting seminars to take place in HK

Wine authenticator Maureen Downey will host a series of seminars on fine wine fraud and counterfeiting in Hong Kong next week.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 1 Comment »

Premier Cru owner sentenced to six years

John Fox, owner of bankrupt fine wine retailer Premier Cru, has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for running a ponzi scheme for two decades.

Monday, December 19th, 2016 No Comments »

China’s Dynasty Fine Wines sells off vast stocks of top Bordeaux

China’s Dynasty Fine Wines is selling off vast quantities of its Bordeaux wine stocks worth millions of yuan, including d’Yquem, Margaux and Angélus to liquidate money to pay company debts and employees it has been reported.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Wine fraudster fined £7.1m over ‘moon wines’

A Bordeaux wine producer has been jailed for two years and fined €8m (£7.1m) for blending cheaper wines with higher-end vintages, passing them off as the more prestigious label.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 1 Comment »

B.C. winery defends owner over arrest

Lulu Island Winery in Richmond, British Columbia has hit back at Chinese media over reports that claimed its owner, John Chang had been arrested for smuggling ice wine into China.

Monday, July 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Diamond and wine fraudster escapes jail

A company director who duped collectors into handing over their fine wine in exchange for cheap diamonds has avoided jail.

Friday, July 15th, 2016 1 Comment »

Ex-MillerCoors boss admits $8m fraud

A former executive at brewing giant MillerCoors has admitted defrauding the company of $8.6 million (£5.9m) by billing for marketing events that didn’t take place.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Boss of £200,000 wine scam faces jail

The boss of a fraudulent wine company who laundered £200,000 of money from conned investors faces jail after being found guilty of possessing criminal property.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 No Comments »

£15m illegal alcohol gang jailed

A criminal gang that ran a £15 million illicit alcohol operation in the UK has been jailed for a total of 19 years after being caught with piles of ‘dirty’ cash.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 No Comments »

New legal head for Scotch Whisky Association

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed Alan Park as its new Director of Legal Affairs, leading the team that safeguards the protection of Scotch whisky’s GI status around the world.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

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