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Friday 26 August 2016 loc: GB

Wine Fraud

Champagne club funded with stolen credit cards

An Aussie fraudster has been jailed for almost three years after being found guilty of stealing customer credit card details to fund a Champagne club in Perth.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine fraud is becoming more difficult to detect

Wine fraud is centuries old, but there it is still difficult to keep tabs on it in a meaningful way.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 No Comments »

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 1 Comment »

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 »

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