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Saturday 23 July 2016 loc: GB

Wine Fraud

Solicitor jailed over £360k wine scam

A London solicitor and former boss of a sham wine investment company who conned clients out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has been jailed.

Thursday, June 23rd, 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 »

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 »

Man jailed for £1m wine investment fraud

The director of a fake wine company has been jailed for five years for his part in a £1 million scam.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

Kurniawan appeal rebuffed

An appeal by convicted fraudster Rudy Kurniawan to have his 10-year sentence reduced has been challenged by a US attorney.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 1 Comment »

Wine scam rocks Chablis

The head of a large French wine producer has been arrested for allegedly blending other white wines into its Chablis for over a decade.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No 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 1 Comment »

South Africa introducing wine holograms

South African winemakers have taken new steps to help prevent wine fraud.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

The big fake fall out

As Rudy Kurniawan, fine wine’s answer to Bernie Madoff, begins his prison sentence in New York, the trade is coming to terms with the fall-out.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

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