Lawyers for Rudy Kurniawan – the man sentenced to 10 years in prison for wine fraud in 2014 – have launched an appeal against his conviction that could prompt a retrial.
Kenneth Gundlach, director of the recently liquidated Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited, has been disqualified from running a limited company until 2030.
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is calling on the drinks industry to make use of its new website designed to tackle the UK’s £1.3 billion alcohol fraud problem.
A rogue foreign exchange trader has been found guilty of scamming investors out of £5 million to fund his lavish lifestyle and taste for Armand de Brignac Champagne.
Wines from convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s private cellar are to be sold to repay the victims of his scams, who are owed in the region of US$30m.
A new Food Crime Unit is setting itself against rising levels of wine fraud, amid claim drinks companies aren’t doing enough to help prevent crime.
Winemaker Dominique Giroud, who was accused of adulterating thousands of bottles of wine with an unapproved variety, has had wine fraud charges against him dropped.
A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock.
A conman pretending to work for Chelsea football star Didier Drogba has stolen £28,000 worth of wine from a two Michelin-starred restaurant in Cambridge.
Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.
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