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Monday 25 July 2016 loc: GB

Fraud

B.C. winery defends owner over arrest

Lulu Island Winery in Okanagan, 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 »

Wine scam director raked in £300,000

A convicted fraudster conned investors out of over £300,000 for fine wine that was never purchased, and instead spent the money on hotel rooms and shopping trips.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Wine fraud Kurniawan’s Burgundy land sold

Prime vineyard land in Burgundy owned by the multi million-dollar wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan has quietly been sold off, with proceeds of the sale going to his victims.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 No Comments »

FBI investigating Premier Cru ‘ponzi scheme’

The FBI is investigating bankrupt wine retailer Premier Cru under suspicion of running a ponzi scheme.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Liber Pater owner guilty of fraud

The owner of boutique Graves winery, Liber Pater, has been fined and sentenced to a prison term for fraud after falsely claiming EU subsidies.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

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