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Friday 12 February 2016

Fraud

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 »

Kurniawan loses appeal against wine fraud conviction

A US court has rejected an appeal from wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, who had argued his 10 year prison sentence for selling millions of dollars of fake wine was too harsh.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Kurniawan’s cars sold at auction

A trio of cars belonging to convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, including a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago roadster, have gone under the hammer in the US.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Trader denies £350,000 wine fraud

A wine trader has appeared in court to deny conning investors out of £350,000 for expensive bottles of Bordeaux and Champagne that never existed.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Wine fraudster jailed for eight years

A convicted wine fraudster who swindled £1 million out of investors to pay for luxury holidays has been jailed for eight years.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Alleged million-pound wine fraudster in court

A man who was banned from running a company has swindled £1m out of investors in a fraudulent fine wine scheme, a London court has heard.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Former CEO of Diamond Estates arrested for fraud

A dozen people including the former CEO of Diamond Estates Winery have been arrested in Montreal as part of an investigation into an alleged tax fraud in which 1.8m bottles of wine were sold on the black market.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

MillerCoors exec charged with $7m fraud

US federal prosecutors have accused a former MillerCoors vice president of involvement in a $7 million embezzlement scheme to defraud the brewer by charging it for marketing events that never took place.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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