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Sunday 20 April 2014

Wine Fraud

Koch loses US$12m in damages

US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine investment firm that hired Wolf of Wall Street shut down

A UK-based wine investment firm that hired the “Wolf of Wall Street”, Jordan Belfort, to give a motivational seminar has been shut down in the public interest.

Friday, February 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Parker: ‘Natural’ wine will be exposed as ‘fraud’

US wine critic Robert Parker has predicted that “natural” wines will be exposed “as a fraud” in 2014.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 8 Comments »

Fake Bordeaux fine wine company exposed

A fake wine company which accepted more than £1 million in sham investments in Bordeaux fine wines has been exposed by UK police.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Police seize ‘illegal’ wines sold by attorney

Police have seized more than 2,000 bottles of wine from the home of an attorney alleged to be in charge of an illegal mail order wine network.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan may plead insanity in trial

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan may be planning an insanity defence when he stands trial in New York next month for US$1.3m worth of wine fraud.

Friday, November 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine fraudsters found guilty

The brother and sister behind the Nouveau/Finbow wine fraud were yesterday found guilty after a two month trial.

Friday, July 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Napa wine exec accused of embezzling £575k

A former senior executive of Napa-based online wine retailer The Winetasting Network is wanted as a fugitive after failing to appear in a US federal court on charges of fraud.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 1 Comment »

Court told of £4.5m wine fraud

A court has heard how a group of fraudsters conned hundreds of people out of £4.5 million through bogus wine investments.

Friday, May 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Kurniawan pleads not guilty, court date set

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan has pleaded not guilty in a US court to an indictment charging him with schemes to sell fake wines and defraud a finance company out of £2m.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 No Comments »

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