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Saturday 18 April 2015

Fraud

Kurniawan challenges wine fraud conviction

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.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 4 Comments »

Wine scammer gets maximum work ban

Kenneth Gundlach, director of the recently liquidated Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited, has been disqualified from running a limited company until 2030.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

WSTA website aids fraud crackdown

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.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne-loving fraudster convicted

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.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Kurniawan’s wines will be sold to repay victims

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.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 3 Comments »

New Food Crime Unit targets wine fraud

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.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Swiss winemaker cleared of wine fraud

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.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine conmen strike again

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.

Friday, November 28th, 2014 1 Comment »

£28K of wine stolen by Drogba conman

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.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

£11.5k of wine stolen from London resto

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.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 3 Comments »

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